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    Exclamation [SOLVED] Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    Hello,

    I installed Kubuntu Hardy for a good friend of mine. All works great, except one major thing not: his digital photo camera.

    It's a Panasonic DMC-FX12. When I connect the camera it is recognized and I can choose between Digikam or opening it in Konqueror.

    When opening in Konqueror it is mounted, but there is nothing in there.

    When opening in Digikam it takes a while and it says it can't connect. It sees the amount of free and used space on the camera.

    Please help?
    Last edited by jeroenvrp; May 24th, 2008 at 03:12 PM.

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    Just one more thing:

    In Linux the camera display says: "Connected to the PC" and on Windows it goes one step further by saying: "Access".

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    > When I connect the camera it is recognized and I can choose between Digikam or opening it in Konqueror.

    In my experience with the Panasonic TZ3, it will be recognized twice - as a camera and as a mass storage device (two independent prompts will open asking me to choose what to open it with). If it's being recognized as a camera only, that could be why konqueror is coming up blank. See if it says "camera". I would check to see if the camera has a setting for PC mode - MSD/DCIM vs PTP/Pictbridge.

    Also, I found that putting the card into a card reader provides much faster transfers than the USB cable, so you could consider getting a card reader as a workaround.

    And my camera does say connected to PC whenever it is hooked up. It adds "Access" only when actively writing/reading data.

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    Try KPhotoAlbum in Add/Remove (All Available Application)

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    Exclamation Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    Unfortunately the camera has no option to set a pc mode or such. According the listing on the website of gphoto2, the camera-series where this one belongs to, is supported. It just should work with USB Mass Storage.

    I found this in /var/log/kern.log:


    Code:
    May 29 18:14:22 k-uptown kernel: [56955.444988] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9
    May 29 18:14:22 k-uptown kernel: [56955.613217] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    May 29 18:14:22 k-uptown kernel: [56955.630216] scsi9 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    May 29 18:14:22 k-uptown kernel: [56955.635198] usb-storage: device found at 9
    May 29 18:14:22 k-uptown kernel: [56955.635207] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    May 29 18:14:49 k-uptown kernel: [56982.182342] usb 3-2: usbfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed cmd kio_kamera rqt 33 rq 102 l
    en 0 ret -71
    Seems like the last line is the one where it's all about.

    Please help?

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    Lightbulb Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    When I do a sudo /etc/init.d/hal stop

    and do it mount manually:

    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/camera
    sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/camera
    It works, also in Digikam with Directory Browse.

    I get those ideas from this thread: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t59707.html

    So this has properly to do with HAL or the Kernel.

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    Not quite. HAL is one of the bits of software that handles this (together with libgphoto2, mostly, if I have that right). It seems to me that libgphoto2 actually lacks support for this camera (I've got one myself) but for some reason still tries to mount it as a camera. I'm trying to remove it from libgphoto2, but it's not quite working. I'm planning to get a cardreader tomorrow, but it'd be nice to see this fixed anyway.

    I found a bug report for pretty much this issue, claiming it's been fixed - apparently not quite >.>
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/edgy-backports/+bug/175156

    The dirtyfix described in there doesn't actually work for me, for the simple reason that I can't find a rules file for libgphoto2.

    Edit: Turning off HAL is one big horrible dirtyfix. So many things are managed by it on a laptop that I'd really prefer not to do that.
    Last edited by inci; May 29th, 2008 at 10:17 PM.

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    That file is /usr/share/hal/fdi/preprobe/10osvendor/20-libgphoto2.fdi

    Make a backup first (e.g. in your root-dir)

    I removed all the lines (between and including 2x <match key= + 2x </match>) where I found DMC- and -LZ and Lumix (just delete instances for all of those cameras to be sure).

    After that I restarted hal and udev.

    When I plug in the camera now, it is not recognized as a camera, but as a generic usb device.
    Last edited by jeroenvrp; May 29th, 2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Re: Panasonic DMC-FX12 Photo camera

    So this workaround works. Partly solved.

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