View Full Version : [all variants] Digital camera not detected?

August 2nd, 2009, 12:57 PM

I'm running U9.04, trying to import pictures from a Canon Ixus 85is. Ubuntu doesn't detect the camera - I have checked the connections and everything seems to be fine. (It detects an old HP camera without problems.)

There's no help on Canon's site and the camera comes with drivers for Mac+Win only.

If you know how to make the computer detect the camera please help.

(Pretty desperate here.)

August 2nd, 2009, 01:37 PM
Does it have a card you can put into a card reader?

August 2nd, 2009, 01:43 PM
Plug in your camera and make sure its on, then

Applications > Accessories > Terminal

then type in this command into Terminal:


Then copy and paste the results here.

August 2nd, 2009, 03:27 PM


So sorry for wasting your time - was helping out my sister and (naturally) she hadn't read the manual. There was a setting in the camera menu I had to enable and then everything worked just fine.

Pretty embarrasing on my part but thanks for your input anyway.