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Canon Digital IXUS V

2002-01-19 16:42

I read this German howto on the Canon Digital IXUS und Linux and later on found Gphoto, Canon PowerShot cameras & USB

Then had to recompile gphoto2 since the debian package was broken - contained no descriptions of any cameras!

Eventually, this worked

gphoto2 --port usb: --camera "Canon DIGITAL IXUS v" --get-all-images

The problem was permissions on the USB device that non-root users couldn't read.

Found usb_perms daemon and installed it (linked from the powershot page above)