[TAG] 2c tip: USB digital cameras with Linux
ben at callahans.org
Thu Jul 1 08:22:43 MSD 2004
On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 04:14:44PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:04:59PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> > No, I'm making the distinction between USB being /dev/sr* and
> > mass-storage being /dev/sda*
> Ok... which doesn't answer my question.
> "Will devices in the class USB-Storage appear to the Linux kernel in
> any other fashion than as SCSI-Emulation?"
> I very specifically mean *storage* here, since that's the issue at
> hand. I'm not interested in generic other USB devices.
The answer is "yes, but you don't want to go there." I've used a weird
version of mtools in the past - written by an ex-cow-orker of Jim's,
interestingly enough - to read the SD card which was inserted into a
floppy-shaped holder. It was painful, slow, ugly, and problematic (I
could write a novel), but it let me have a Linux-only laptop. SCSI
emulation was a *lovely* release from that method; given "hotplug", I
just connect the camera to the USB port, and my "/mnt/sdcard" contains
all my pics.
/dev/sdb /mnt/sdcard msdos user,noauto,gid=103,fmask=113 0 0
Works a treat.
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