[Techtalk] mounting a USB camera

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Mon Oct 20 11:56:33 EST 2003


> i don't think you can actually mount the g1 as a usb mass storage
> device.  i can't get my g2 to work this way, but it does work with
> gphoto2.  i don't think any of canon's cameras use the usb mass 
> storage protocol.

That would explain it :-) And after reading your email, I did some googling
on this and it seems that you're quite right about this too.

I'll probably just stick with gphoto2 I guess for I now. It would've been
nice to mount it as a filesystem, but not nice enough to warrant the
purchase of extra hardware.
> in /etc/modules.conf, i have:
>     alias scsi_hostadapter usb-storage

Hmm. That's very interesting. I have the line
alias scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi

in mine. I dont know enough about alias modules and all that business to be
able to fiddle around with them. I know the line I pasted above is required
to get my burner working using scsi emulation, but apart from that I have no
clue about what it does.

>     cd /dev && ./MAKEDEV sd

That doesnt work under mdk. MAKEDEV doesnt exist on mdk, they use a
different perk script called /sbin/makedev. I tried running it, and while it
created /dev/sd the major number it chose to use bore no relationship to the
major number everyone else is telling me the sd* device should be.

But thanks for the info about the G1 not working as a mass storage device,
and I hope your arm heals quickly.


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