trouble mounting USB digital camera

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Tue Jul 13 16:04:03 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 05:52:11PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:59:30 +0100, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote:
> > This is some ancient Kodak DC280.
> > I couldn't find how to do (b),
> > but (a) worked fine.
> It's quite possible that this camera is PTP only, so using programs
> like gphoto2, gtkam or digikam are a very easy way to use them - and
> gphoto2 can also be used to automate things.
> The Kodak DC280 really looks ancient (that's nothing bad per se), in
> fact, I thought I looked at my Kodak DC210 because the rear panel
> nearly looks the same; this one IS ancient because it doesn't even
> have USB - it's serial connected.
> I think your camera has a CF card you can eject? In this case, you
> can, if available, use an USB card reader to go the regular mount
> way. So if you wish to use a mount-based way of accessing files,
> maybe using the pure card is a way to go.

well.. I do hope that I'll find a better camera
lying around next time. This one has some problems
with focus as well.

Anyway, gphoto2 is an excellent program, it does
all I need, so I don't really need to do anything

many thanks for your advice


Anton Shterenlikht
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