Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by josvan » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 02:18:01

Has anyone tried to make a usb connection to a dimage a2 on a
linux system? When I try this, the camera says 'making usb connection'
and then I see 'trans' on the lcd display. This doesn't change anymore,
I have to remove the battery to reset it. Also, gphoto doesn't recognize
the camera. On usbview I see 'unknown device'. I use suse 8.0 with
kernel version 2.4.

Jos

 
 
 

Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by Ms Rullg » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 02:28:47


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (jos) writes:


Get a USB card reader and use that. It always works, and saves the
battery in the camera.

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Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by Tauno Voip » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 02:31:20


At least the Dimage X and Dimage Xg work as USB disk drives with
a VFAT filesystem.

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Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by Dances Wit » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 02:33:27

On 3 Nov 2004 09:18:01 -0800, jos staggered into the Black Sun and said:

The guy at http://www. *** com.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ says the Minolta
Dimage A2 works with his dcraw program (for downloading RAW files
instead of JPEGs), so I'd say "yes". Did you Google for "dimage a2
linux"? That should've been your first step.


Kernel versions have 3 numbers. There's a *vast* difference between
2.4.1 and 2.4.26. SuSE 8.0 is pretty damn old, so the first thing you
should do is to get the latest possible kernel, install it, and use it.
It may be that the device's USB IDs aren't in the database of supported
IDs for your older kernel, and it'll just work as a USB Mass Storage
device or something when you upgrade the kernel. You should get the
latest version of gphoto as well if you want to use that program. HTH,

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Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by ray » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 04:00:54


That would be my recommendation, as well. You might also try it with a
Knoppix disk, just to see. Knoppix has excellent hardware detection. If
that works, then you can look for the reasons.
 
 
 

Minolta dimage a2 on linux

Post by Michael Me » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 07:20:05


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (jos) writes:


See http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~marceldb/dimagelinux.php, it mentions a patch to
the Linux kernel (which means you have to build your own kernel).

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