Just started running Ubuntu and it wont recognize my Camera USB

Asked by Lacey on 2007-07-29

It was recognizing the USB of a mouse, but not my digital camera USB that i use to transfer my pictures from my camera to my laptop...is there a driver or something i need to download?

THanks,
Lacey

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2011-04-17
Dario Minnucci (midget) said : #1

Digital cameras use to be not other thing than USB storages...
It's recognized as a 'disk' by your system

Plug the camera to your USB port
and issue this command:

dmesg | tail -n 10

You should get something like this...

...
sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sdc: sdc1
...

That's the name of your unit.

Then exec:

mount /dev/sdc1 /media (for intance)...

You will get your camera content accesible under /media directory

Hope this help.

Cheers.

Where do I issue this command???

titagula (titagula) said : #3

Probably terminal. Also, when I type in those commands, it says "only root can do that" (mount that is) how do I access terminal as root?

@titagula
Please use "sudo" command... and please made a new own question from here...
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

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