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Hey, I'm running RedHat 7.1 or 7.2 and would like to know how to transfer pictures from my digital camera. I've serched about and found out that my camera is ...
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    USB Question this time.


    Hey,

    I'm running RedHat 7.1 or 7.2 and would like to know how to transfer pictures from my digital camera. I've serched about and found out that my camera is supported under Linux USB Mass Storage.

    My camera is the "Pentax Optio 550" and uses the same Mass Storage device as the Optio 430 that I found to be support by Linux USB.

    How do I find it? or install it? Do I have to mount it? If so how?
    Where do I look?

    I'm new to Linux, but I am eager to learn..

    Thanks,

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    Sounds like you're asking how to install and use the mass storage driver. If so, try the following:
    What you want to do is use the USB mass storage driver to access your reader. In the "USB Support" section of the kernel configuration, enable the following:
    Code:
    CONFIG_USB_STORAGE, usb-storage.o
    Compile your kernel with these options and reboot (or just load the relevant modules if you've got them). And, plug the thing in, if you haven't already.
    BTW, great to see another fellow Canadian! Welcome to the boards!

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    Hey CopperTop thanks greet & the info.

    I'll try this tonight and keep you posted.

    Info_Man

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    You lost me at the Kernel Configuration part.

    How do you find & edit this?

    Also how do you "Compile your kernel"

    Info_Man

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    Sorry, I've actually never had to recompile the kernel (yet). But this looks like a helpful document:
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/

    Give it a read over and post back any specific problems you encounter. Maybe someone else that's done it can provide some tips and pointers.
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    I'll check it out, thanks for the link...

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    I managed to recompile the Slackware 8.1 kernel from this:
    http://www.recompile.org/index.php?page=kernel2.htm with and a bit of google as well.

    The document is a bit old, but mostly works.

    Jason

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    Hey I'll check out this site a little later on, but it does look pretty straight forward.

    Thanks...

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