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Re: [vox-tech] GUI for Camera on Sarge?
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Re: [vox-tech] GUI for Camera on Sarge?

Bob Scofield wrote:
> I had some questions arising out of my effort to set Sarge up like SuSE, which
> allows me to drag and drop pictures from a digital camera to my hard drive.
> On SuSE I just go to the My Computer icon, and click on an icon for a USB
> disk.  This all happens in the Konqueror web browser.
> A few weeks ago Bill gave Pete directions on how to set up the My Computer
> icon on KDE.  I've followed those directions, but have been unsuccessful in
> getting an icon that will give me a GUI access to the camera.
> The first problems I encountered were permissions problems; e.g. "Only root
> can mount /dev/sda1 on /media/camera."  I still haven't solved these
> problems.  It's confusing because /dev/sda1 seems to have the same
> permissions on SuSE and Debian.  But I have become interested in the
> following issue.
> One error message is something like "/dev/sda1 is not found in fstab or mtab."
> In SuSE the following entry automatically appears in mtab any time that the
> camera is plugged into the usb port:
> "/dev/sda1 /media/usb-0039731344:0:0:0p1 subfs rw,no
> exec,nodev,sync,procuid,iocharset=utf8   0   0."  In my cheesy way, I began
> putting variations of this entry into my Sarge fstab.  I got different error
> messages, but became interested in the one that said that the Sarge kernel
> had no support for subfs.
> After Googling, I came across this website:  http://submount.sourceforge.net/
> I am starting to think that SuSE is automatically mounting the usb port when
> the camera is attached because of "Submount."  The web site claims that Sarge
> is one of the distros that has a binary form of Submount available.  But I
> can't find such a package on the Debian website.  So here are my questions:
> 1)  Do people agree that it's Submount that is allowing SuSE to automatically
> mount the usb port when the camera is plugged into the computer?
> 2)  Does anybody know if Sarge has a Submount package that can be gotten with
> apt-get?

Use pmount and add yourself to the plugdev group. I know pmount is
integrated with gnome. I don't know about kde.

> 3)  Is anybody dragging and dropping camera photos from the camera to the
> computer on Debian?  If so, how do you set this up?
> I may be back later for the permissions issues.

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