__/ [Beck] on Thursday 20 October 2005 20:24 \__
> Running Ubuntu Breezy Badger.
> After some of you so kindly helped with my wireless connection I thought
> I would ask something else if you can help please.
> I have a Fujifilm S5500 digital camera. Upon plugging in the camera
> (usb) ubuntu recognises it by placing a fujifilm drive in the drive
> manager. Thing is I am not sure what to do with it to open it. It says
> "cannot open as it is an unmountable drive".
Digital cameras are hard to cope with. That's what people tell me and it
is also something I have learned from experience. They often come with
Windows drivers and chasing Linux equivalents is a time-burner.
When I bind my digi/webcam for Ubuntu to have it recognised, it comes up
with a prompt that wishes to export the images. However, it cannot inter-
pret the filesystem, which apparently does not conform with anything Ubun-
tu has awareness of. Having said that, I had better luck communicating
with that same camera and fetching photos when I tried Mandrake 9.2. It
wasn't a good enough distro though, not when compared with what else is
out there nowadays.
If you have another Linux box somewhere (e.g. at work), see if it is more
kind to your camera. Also try some Web searches. It sounds as if you have
a common model, unlike my cheap, merely unbranded camera that comes from
an obscure Chinese manufacturer.
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