HELP: HP photsmart 318 in KDE!
Dr. Lyman Hazelton
lrh at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jan 1 18:41:18 GMT 2004
I'm not sure I can help, but I'll sure try. I'm using FreeBSD 5.1,
but the similarities should be enough, I hope.
First, check that you have entries for the usb ports in /dev. They
should show up as usb0, usb1...
Next, try using gphoto2 to see if you can successfully communicate
with the camera. There are a number of useful things you can do
with this, including the --list-ports option which will sniff around
all of what gphoto2 thinks might be places you would hang a camera.
It should show you the usb port, at least. If it doesn't, then you
can work on getting the port recognized by your system. (If the usb
port isn't listed, you probably have an irq issue. Go look at the
output of dmesg and see if (1) the usb controller is listed there (it
almost certainly will be), and (2) if an irq was assigned to it. If
there isn't a line showing an irq assignment, then you have another
device somewhere that wants, and is getting, the same irq first.) If
it does, and your camera is actually plugged into the port, it may
recognize it. You can also use --list-cameras to see if gphoto2
supports your camera. It seems to support almost every digital
camera ever made, though some of the older ones aren't on the list
These things ought to tell you if the usb ports are there, and if the
camera is recognizable on one of them. Hopefully you will get enough
information to resolve your problem.
Good luck! -Lyman
On Thursday 01 January 2004 11:11 am, Alex wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to connect the HP phtosmart 318 to my linux box:
> mandrake 9.1... Firstly I create a new entry in the KDE Control
> Center for digital vameras, and when I push the button to test it I
> always see the following message:
> "unable to initialize camera. Check your port settings and camera
> connectivity and try again..."
> It seems like operating systems doean reconise the usb port, isnt
> _Is it needed to compile the kernell or something like that to get
> the usb ports working?
> HOw do I know if USB ports are working well or not?
> Any advices???
> Thanks a lot...
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