mounting usb camera - no /dev/da* !!!

From: Ben Paley (
Date: 05/17/04

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    In the past I've always been able to mount USB devices (a card reader and a
    webcam) as msdosfs at /dev/da0 or some such... my new camera's not playing
    that game.

    It's a Kodak EasyShare DX4530. I've unplugged all my other usb devices to test
    things, and booted up with it plugged in.

    usbdevs -dv shows:

    Controller /dev/usb0:
    addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000),
    Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
     port 1 addr 2: full speed, self powered, config 1, KODAK EasyShare DX4530
    Zoom Digital Camera(0x0576), Eastman Kodak Company(0x040a), rev 1.00
     port 2 addr 3: full speed, self powered, config 1, USB HUB(0x0e01), vendor
    0x0000(0x0000), rev 0.04
      port 1 powered
      port 2 powered
      port 3 powered
      port 4 powered


    Only three new entries are created in /dev when I plug it in: /dev/ugen0,
    dev/ugen0.1 and /dev/ugen0.2, none of which are mountable in the normal way as
    msdosfs (I get "Block device needed")

    Digikam detects it fine and correctly, but when I try to look at it says
    "Failed to initialize camera.
    Please ensure camera is connected properly and turned on"

    In the meantime Windows has no problem with it at all. This state of affairs
    must not be allowed to continue, by mine honour.

    plugging it in gives

    -bash-2.05b$ ugen0: Eastman Kodak Company KODAK EasyShare DX4530 Zoom Digital
    Camera, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2

    and unplugging it

    -bash-2.05b$ ugen0: at uhub0 port 1 (addr 2) disconnected ugen0: detached

    Any help or advice greatly appreciated

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