Just bought a digital camera (Sony DSC-V3), took some pictures and tried to offload the images to my computer via the USB port.
On Windows you normally get an indication telling you that the camera has been detected and mounted and the images can be transferred. Being a Linux and Ubuntu newbie I wasn't sure what to expect when I connected the camera to the USB port.
So connected the camera and switched on the USB transfer mode, but nothing happened. Tried to access the photos using gThumb as was suggested in a few posts, but my camera wasn't detected. I suspect the camera uses PTP over USB, so I manually set the value to Sony DSC-V1, but the camera was still not being detected.
So I tried to mount the drive manually as explained in the excellent Ubuntu Starter Guide, as follows:
and I had instant access to my photos in the /mnt/camera directory.
- Created a new mount point: $ sudo mkdir /mnt/camera
- Mounted the camera: $ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera -t vfat -o umask=000
I am not certain, but I think it's important to unmount the device before disconnecting it from the computer by issuing the $ sudo umount /mnt/camera command.
The above may seem simple to Linux gurus, but I spent the best part of an hour trying to figure that out. I'm hoping my post will help others in the same situation.