In case anyone isn't aware of some recent FLOSS activity due to the
holidays - my congratulations to who ever managed to encourage or
contribute to the Linux Pro (Part of Linux Format) Sept 2004 edition.
An interesting read that even mentions this list.
Slight shame that it's timing will miss a few on academic holidays but
hopefully it will hang around on the shelves long enough to catch
decision makers and techies as they return from supposedly sunnier
climes or the more wet / heated areas of the UK.
Further to Mike's comments and my own investigations, it is definitely
specific to 9.1 as it worked well for me before I loaded 9.1 only and it
works perfectly with Knoppix and 8.2 live eval. Both of these load the
device on the desktop as /dev/sda1 on /media/sda1 (probably mnt/sda1 with
Knoppix). However, 9.1 finds the camera fine and then mounts it
as /media/usb-storage-xxxxxxxxx:0:0:0p1 and then it does not allow anyone to
read or write to it. I can only assume that whatever file loads it as a
hotplug device, it loads the mountpoint, but fails to mount the device? Does
that make sense to anyone? What file can I abuse to try to get it to work.
I have tried adding /dev/sda1 /media/camera to fstab but it still loads
automatically as /media/usb-etc-etc. Is it worth trying without the hotplug
enabled and try to mount it with fstab? It is the only usb device I use and
quite important. If I can't solve it I will have to delete it all again and
return to 9.0 (probably not a bad idea I hear some say :)
SuSE plugger finds the camera as a disk but says that it is not configured.
If I go from there to YAST it says that it is configured
as /media/usb-storage-blah,blah but as FAT12.
Can I configure it with YAST as Linux native?
I have been using my Olympus camera quite merrily for some time on an
up-graded SuSE (9.0-9.1) but wanted to do some general house-keeping. I
backed up everything to dvd and then did a complete re-format and install.
Now, SuSE finds the camera fine but when I try to get in to it I get a
message (as root or me) that: could not enter
I have tried creating an entry in fstab that corresponds to the camera as far
as YAST is concerned (sda1) with a corresponding folder in media, but no joy.
I managed to get some pictures from the camera by getting it to "print" which
was very slow and awkward.
Any ideas where to look?