[lug] Linux Compatible Webcam

Brad Grissom brad.grissom at vexcel.com
Thu Apr 21 13:31:06 MDT 2005

The quick, easy solution to all your digital camera/Linux problems:

Buy a $20 multi-card reader.

I bought one at Wal-Mart for $20 that reads 8 types of cards (i.e. CF, SD, 
MMC, etc.)

It should also transfer images faster because it is USB 2.0 (my camera is USB 
1.0).  And you don't have to use your camera's battery while downloading 


On Thursday 21 April 2005 13:00, Daniel Webb wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 02:56:11PM -0500, Ed Hill wrote:
> > Hi Daniel,
> >
> > Yes, that appears to be supported.
> >
> > If you have the time, could you please hook up your Powershot A75 to a
> > Linux machine via USB and see if it will indeed take take photos with
> > gPhoto2?  And then perhaps send us a quick summary?  I'd like to find a
> > newer, faster, and higher-res camera that has that capability.
> Well, this is probably too late to be any help, but I finally (!) found
> my lost USB cable for this camera and tested this out.  I can barely get
> gphoto2/gtkam to download pictures (it has to be loaded at a precise
> time after the USB cable is plugged in or it doesn't see the camera).
> Trying to use image capture hangs gtkam, and gphoto2 gives a nondescript
> error message.  In general, my impression of Linux photo support is not
> much better than my impression of Linux audio and video support, but
> maybe I'm just unlucky.
> Daniel
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