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    I have a digital camera but it works like a USB storage device, i cant seem to get it working.

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    Can you give us more details like the brand and if it has any drivers for linux?

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    What errors do you get and how are you trying to access it?

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    its a olympus camedia c-4000 and i dont know ****

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    well, if it functions like a standard USB storage device...i believe you need the following...

    1) support for USB devices
    2) kernel support (or module) for SCSI devices, as they are mounted like SCSI devices at the /dev/sda* mount point

    so for me, i mount my nikon like so

    "mkdir /nikon"
    "mount /dev/sda1 /nikon"

    and bang, i cd to /nikon and voila!
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    bash-3.00# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera
    mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

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    ok, well, it appears that your computer does not have SCSI compiled, or modules loaded...(or SCSI emulation (which i believe is required for common USB block storage devices), as it gives you errors accessing /dev/sda*. You need to either uncomment the appropriate scsi modules to load them, or recompile your kernel to include the SCSI emulation / support so that the block device tag /dev/sda* becomes a valid device.


    once you get /dev/sda* to be recognized, you will be legit...and just to make it easy...i would drop the /mnt in front of camera...make a directory named /camera and bind the block device driver there...that way you don't have to type 4 more letters to access it (i am a lazy union guy, so the less work the better) :-0
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    where would i uncomment this, and if its harder than that, how do i recompile m kernal

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    If it is pure Slackware kernel i mean you dont compile it later without SCSI or USB support, it must have the support for your USB tools.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    after you plug the camera.

    And what is the version of Slackware. 10.1 or 10.2. I encounterd some problems with USB for 10.2. I created sda1 myself with
    Code:
    mknod sda1 b 8 1
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    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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    you dont use udev?

    why not?

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