gphoto2 / USB camera

Dan Pelleg daniel+bsd at
Fri May 23 11:16:08 PDT 2003

Nimrod Mesika <nimrod-me at> writes:

> 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.
> -- 
> Nimrod.

Try the CVS version of gphoto2. You'll see on their mailing list that the
last stable version doesn't work on FreeBSD for Canon cameras. This has
been the situation for quite some time - maybe it's time to ask the port
maintainer to consider upgrading the port (they haven't released a new
stable version yet, so I can see this getting some objection).


  Dan Pelleg

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