import images from a camera

killermoehre killermoehre at
Fri Jan 10 19:40:08 CET 2014

Am 10.01.2014 09:42, schrieb Sergey:
> On 10.01.2014 01:55, Comet Friend wrote:
>> I have not really an answer, just a thought that might help you one
>> step further. The reason, why no file manager window is open
>> automatically when you connect your camera may be the protocol or USB
>> mode used for the connection. Many cameras use PPTP (or so), which is
>> not supported by most file managers. It is supported by programs, such
>> as Geeqie, however. Geeqie relies on gPhoto for this, AFAIK, so make
>> sure that you have this installed in your system.
>> Some cameras (and most smartphones, except Android and Apple --- hmm,
>> ok, some smartphones) allow to change the connection mode to something
>> like "storage device". If your camera can do this, and you switch
>> mode, a file manager like Thunar should "see" your device as if it was
>> an USB stick, which is something a file manager can handle. ;)
> That would be too simple. I have Nokia N9 phone right here with me. It
> has an option you are talking about and may act as a mass storage
> device. Also it has a DCIM folder. So I think I gave a correct
> description of a problem. My distro is quite unusual (I'm using NixOS)
> so it is more likely that problem is caused by a XFCE misconfiguration,
> not by system-level services.
> Regards,
> Sergey

If your device is mounted as mass storage device, than it's logic that
no program is started, since it's just a normal storage device.
You want that your device is in ptp/mtp mode and gvfs-gphoto2/gvfs-mtp
is installed. Than this should work.


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