I received a digital camera as a gift, and it came with software that only worked on Windows and Macs. It was a hassle to have to use a Windows machine just to transfer the pictures from the camera, but I didn’t know of a way to do it on Linux.
I tried using GPhoto but it doesn’t support the Olympus D-390, so that was a dead end.
I then turned to Google and found that someone else got it working on Linux by using the USB mass storage device support on Linux. His instructions were rather simple; add a line to /etc/fstab and mount it.
I was skeptical that it would be so easy, but had nothing to lose so I added the designated line to /etc/fstab, mounted it and voila, the directory had all the pictures on the camera. I fired up gThumb and had a better interface to view and manage the photos on Linux than when I used the software they included on Windows.
By the way, the reason I wanted to use the digital camera in the first place is the same reason I haven’t made any posts on my blog for the past several days.
Update: Sorry about the double notification e-mails. I’m testing a new queuing method for the notification plugin and I saw errors in the mail log the first time I sent the notification. I thought the e-mails wouldn’t be sent so I resent them. Apparently the errors weren’t critical.