gphoto2 / USB camera

Stephen Hilton nospam at
Fri May 23 08:57:41 PDT 2003

On Fri, 23 May 2003 17:44:02 +0300
Nimrod Mesika <nimrod-me at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just got myself a Canon A70 digital camera. The camera connects
> to the USB port and uses the standard PTP (picture transfer
> protocol) to transfer pictures.
> However, it seems like gphoto2 (which supports PTP) on FreeBSD
> crashes repeatedly or gives me some message about unexpected 0x2ff
> message...
> The interface works OK under Windows XP (no need to install any
> camera-specific software. XP supports PTP out of the box).
> I have also tried using libptp2 (latest 1.0-pre1 from sourceforge)
> but to no avail...
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Try /usr/ports/graphics/gtkam

It worked for me with my Powershot A40 when Gphoto2 would not.


Stephen Hilton
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