A linux success story…
So, this christmas one of my dodgy aunts decided, instead of getting me the usual football quiz (I hate football), to get me a camera – A 15 quid digital camera at that, but still my best present from them yet.
After a bit of googling for the USB vendor ID etc. it didn’t appear linux supported it, so I had a play in windows – it was a pain in the ass. I had to manually copy the driver files over, download a DLL off the intarweb, reboot a few times, then install the program that came with the camera – ouch. But it finally worked, and I was quite surprised how well the camera worked, for 15 quid.
But then I got sick of booting into windows to check out my photos, so I figured, what the hell. I had had a good experience with a similar cheap camera and gphoto2, so I installed gphoto2, ran gphoto2 -P, and whaddyaknow, there are my photos. Nice one gphoto .