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Re: USB Camera - Mount and Fetch

__/ [ray] on Saturday 03 September 2005 16:20 \__

> On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 16:02:36 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> [Disclaimer: I have searched the Web for a long while to to avail. I even
>> experimented without any success.]
>> I have a mobile Webcam that runs on batteries and comes from an obscure
>> Chinese manufacturer. I connect it to the USB port on a SuSE 8.2 machine
>> (a colleague of mine once mounted a USB drive on here, but I can't manage
>> to do so either). I do not need to use the camera as an proper Webcam.
>> Instead, I only wish to fetch the pictures it stores in its internal
>> memory. Am I missing a simple solution? The HOWTO's I came across never
>> seemed to get me closer to success.
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Roy
> Which kernel? 2.6.8 seems to have some major USB mass storage problems.

Kernel version 2.4.x.

Let me add a few extra details: the camera typically holds 20 JPEGs at
240x320 pixels or thereabouts (it's poor, I know). I only guess it is
stored in JPEG format (bitmap maybe?) because the Windoze software which
the camera came with pulls the images and saves them as JPEG's by default.
Since I take about 20 pictures a day, I am hoping to access this camera
(using a simple script) as if it was just a little storage unit. Maybe I
over-simplified things in my mind. I hope to get this resolved soon because
I get my third Linux box on Monday and say goodbye to any taste of Windoze
/for good/. I don't want to bin this camera. *frown*

Many thanks,


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