I have a Canon Powershot SX110 IS that hooks up to the comp via usb cable. On every distro prior to Crunchbang I've used, plugging in the camera and turning it on caused the file system to detect and mount it as a mass storage device.
Not so with Statler BP, I had to get gphoto2 and access the files through the terminal. I tried using gtkam front end, but it was all kinds of not helping.
So how do i mount this thing? I would like it to be plug n play, but I don't seen away to run the mount command on it since i don't know if it has a device name. Blindly trying to mount /dev/sdc to /mnt gave me a 'no device' error even though that would be the next device name to be assigned.
connect the camera. open up a terminal and type
blkid -o list
you should see your camera in there somewhere. the first column gives you its /dev/sdc-whatever. the last column gives you its UUID. this number will be consistent for your camera, not matter what /dev/whatnot it is being assigned.
open up fstab:
gksudo geany /etc/fstab
and add a line for your camera, where you tell fstab it should automount. since i don't know what filesystem it is, you should figure that part out for yourself, or let us know what it is. in any case, read here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fstab
if the filesystem is FAT32 (VFAT), check this link on that same page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fs … ormal_User
if you are unable to figure it out with the instructions above, be sure to post the output of these two commands here when you ask your follow-up question:
blkid -o list cat /etc/fstab
(please use code-boxes for posting your output for better readability)
camera is connected and powered on but i'm not getting a hit on the first command
$ blkid -o list device fs_type label mount point UUID --------------------------------------------------------- /dev/sdb1 vfat My Book (not mounted) 1FA3-5CC5 /dev/sda1 / /dev/sda5 <swap> /dev/sda6 /home
i get this though
$ lsusb Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 009: ID 04a9:3192 Canon, Inc. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV2640 Webcam Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
thanks for the help
ok, still not sure about this exactly but you can Google for that ID you get from lsusb (in this case 04a9:3192). add 'debian' to the search query to narrow it down a bit.
i did just that and came up with this link at least: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57604 , which suggests that this problem is due to the filesystem used on the camera, or something like that. they suggest the same solution you've found.
hope that helps in some way!