digital camera +gphoto2

Bob rhlists at
Fri Nov 23 09:20:39 UTC 2007

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> From: fedora-list-bounces at [mailto:fedora-list-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Amadeus W.M.
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 11:03 PM
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> Subject: digital camera +gphoto2
> I have a Canon PowerShot A60 digital camera which in previous releases
> used to work with FC without having to do any configuration.
> Specifically, I would connect the camera to the usb port, turn it on, and
> gthumb-import would pop up and download the images.
> In F8 (and late FC7) gthumb-import would still pop-up, but  I would get
> an error like this:
> "An error occurred in the io-library ('Could not claim the USB device')"
> etc.
> After a google search I figured I had to generate a file
> /etc/udev/rules.d/90-libgphoto2.rules
> like so:
> cd /usr/lib/libgphoto2/
> ./print-camera-list udev-rules version 0.98 mode 644 owner root group
> users > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-libgphoto2.rules
> That is, I'm using udev with the camera. Running ./print-camera-list with
> no arguments shows I could have produced a fdi file for hal, and perhaps
> use that.
> What is the preferred method, udev or hal? Does it matter? And why is it
> not enabled by default? I'm surprised I haven't seen other people mention
> this.
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