I use mandrake 10.0 and there is no automatic usb detection when the camera is connected via usb. I know I would have edit the fstab file and play around with console commands so that linux detects the camera and lets me use a gui browser (eg. kde konq) to read/write files to and from my camera's SD card. But I don't have the time to do this..if anyone could post the code to cut and paste into console or a better way let me know..thanks
you can mount allmost all cameras as mass storage devices allowing the storage and retrieval of images with standard filesystem tools such as cp,ls,mv etc.