connecting a camera with usb

Asked by JoseValec on 2008-07-07

I connect my cannon camera via usb and Ubuntu 7.10 doesn't recognize it.

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Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #1

Hello,

How you know Ubuntu doesn't recognize it ?

Please compare "lsusb" results while having the webcam plugged/unplugged.

-Rafik.

JoseValec (jvalec) said : #2

Hi, thanks for the quick answer.
unplugged:
jvalec@jvalec-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

plugged:
jvalec@jvalec-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #3

Hello,

It seems that Ubuntu don't detect any hardware here.

My webcam is working, I have :

"Bus 001 Device 021: ID 04fc:0561 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd Flexcam 100" => Detected and recognized.

When you have your webcam not recognized it look like :

"Bus 001 Device 001: ID 04fc:0561 " => Detected and NOT recognized.

You have:

"Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000" => NOT Detected at all.

Are you sure the webcam is ok ? Have you tested it with another computer/os ?

There is a documentation here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam

Hope that helps,

JoseValec (jvalec) said : #4

Sorry, it is not a webcam, is a digital camera and i want to pass the photos to my laptop.
Camera Cannon Powershot SD600

In general, Ubuntu should recognize any usb device just plugging in into any usb port?
or any need to setup something else?
Sorry for the basic questions, I have a little experience with Solaris-Unix but with Ubuntu I just installed it 2 weeks ago, tired of MS-Windows.

Thanks

You have to plug in you Powershot, turn_it_on and it should be detected as a usb drive.

JoseValec (jvalec) said : #6

Thanks Jose Ernesto.
Actually that was the first I did, and tried several times, still doesn't work.
This is the output of lsusb command with a mouse and the digital camera connected:

jvalec@jvalec-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0083 Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

JoseValec (jvalec) said : #7

I just tried the new camera of my daughter and it worked.
It looks like the problem is with my old camera is a Cannon Powershot SD600, even though I connected it to a windows laptop and it works perfectly.
I checked Cannon website and there is not any driver for Linux on this old camera.

Weird, very weird.

Thanks anyway.

Try this http://www.gphoto.org/ , id find you a .deb but im not home.

libgphoto2 is a cross-platform digital camera library, and gphoto2 is a command-line client for it.

See if gphoto detects when your camera is plugged in:

gphoto2 --auto-detect

Download all the pictures/movies off of it:

gphoto2 --get-all-files

JoseValec (jvalec) said : #9

Thanks