Subject: Re: Help! Gphoto
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2002 21:44:54
In message <20020401213418.A11661@druid.net>, "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" writes:
>OK, here's the problem. I am sitting in a motel room in Livermore, CA
>at the start of my first vacation in 12 years and I have set up my
>laptop to run gphoto under NetBSD 1.5ZC. I just tried to upload some
>pictures to make room for more and gphoto doesn't work. I tried to
>replace it with a compiled package from the NetBSD site and it needed
>an older version of libpng.so.1 so I symlinked libpng.so.3. Didn't
>work. I then built a package on my home system which is running the
>same version and it failed as well. The error is "Illegal instruction"
>when I try to save the config file or access the camera after creating
>the proper config file by hand.
>So, I am looking for suggestions. How do I get gphoto working? Or is
>there something else that I can use for a Kodak 215 Zoom? I know that
>there is a PCMCIA card that I can get that takes the small card and
>makes it look like a PCMCIA storage card. Will that work on NetBSD?
>If all else fails maybe I can find some volunteers on the way that can
>simply download the pictures and FTP them to my home. As I said I am
>in Livermore tonight and we will be travelling south for a while and then
>back to SF.
>If all else fails my final plan is to simply buy more cards to hold all
>the pics we want to take but that seems like a silly idea. Besides, we
>were hoping to make the pics available as we travel.
I don't know what kind of card your camera has, but if it's a compact
flash it will almost certainly just work. I have
/dev/wd1e /cf msdos rw,noauto
in /etc/fstab on 1.5.x -- I mount it, and away I go. (Well, that's
what I used to use; at the moment, I'm using amd to accomlish the same
thing.) But the adapter costs about $10, and it's much faster than USB
or serial uploads.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb
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