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A week ago my digital camera was detected automatically with no problems. Now it's not detected at all. There's not even a whisper from dmesg that says it is being ...
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    A week ago my digital camera was detected automatically with no problems. Now it's not detected at all. There's not even a whisper from dmesg that says it is being detected. The camera complains if I unplug it from the usb port without turning it off, which hints that it thinks it's connected properly, but I can't find anything related to it on the computer.

    To be honest, I don't even know how to begin fixing this. Any help is appreciated.
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    Anyone have any hints as to what I should be looking for to figure this out?
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    How did you access your camera previously, was it detected as a portable usb hdd? such as /dev/sda1? if so you can try to manually mount it

    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera (variables)

    Maybe one of your configs or fstab got messed up somehow.

    Or you can try running, if it is supported by, it through gtkam. Plug it in and turn it on and try to detect the camera through gtkam, you only need to know the model number and make to do this.

    Post back if neither of these options work

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    Thanks Genesus -- I appreciate the help.

    I have a couple of SATA drives, so I tried to mount it as sdc, with no success
    Code:
    smolloy@linux:~> mount /dev/sdc
    mount: can't find /dev/sdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    /etc/fstab looks fine,
    Code:
    /dev/system/root     /                    reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/sda2            /boot                reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/system/home     /home                reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/sda1            swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      auto                  0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
    /dev/fd0             /media/floppy        auto       noauto,user,sync      0 0
    I changed noauto to auto for the usb entry, cos I had problems mounting it. After that it mounted automatically -- until yesterday when it stopped working.

    The camera (Fujifilm Finepix F450) wasn't in the list on gtkam, and it couldn't detect the camera.

    I tested it on my windows laptop, and it detected it immediately, so there are no problems with the camera.

    Have you any other ideas?

    Thanks.
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    An update.

    If I reboot the computer with the camera plugged in and switched on, then it detects it and I can view the photos. However, if I switch the camera off and on again, then it can't detect it, and I can't mount /dev/sdc1

    The following is from /var/log/boot.msg
    Code:
    <5>SCSI device sdc: 512000 512-byte hdwr sectors (262 MB)
    <5>sdc: Write Protect is off
    <7>sdc: Mode Sense: 0b 00 00 08
    <3>sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
    <6> sdc: sdc1
    <5>sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
    <5>sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    <7>usb-storage: device scan complete
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    Now that seems really strange *scratches head, returns to non-helpful google*

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    what is in /etc/mtab file? post contents here.....




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    /etc/mtab
    Code:
    /dev/mapper/system-root / reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
    udev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    /dev/sda2 /boot reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    /dev/mapper/system-home /home reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
    securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
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    I set autofs to start up on boot, and configured it by editting /etc/auto.master to include this line,
    Code:
    /misc   /etc/auto.misc
    (just uncommented oneline)
    and I editted /etc/auto.misc to include this line,
    Code:
    removable       -fstype=auto            :/dev/sdc1
    autofs starts successfully on boot, but my camera is still not detected.

    Can anyone offer any hints before I go crazy!? This was working perfectly a week ago!!!
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    Any ideas folks? I don't want to have to reboot my computer every time I want to upload new photos!
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