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The article talks about configuring hotplug in order to get cameras working. Hotplug is now deprecated, it should be hotplug-free and replaced by udev if possible. --Pholie 06:21, 12 January 2006 (EST)

Recheck page

Sorry, my last post (just deleting it!) was a load of rubbish - I must have had some other problem with the pixels... I looked at the PKGBUILD for libgphoto2 (should have thought of that sooner!), and this configuration stuff has now been converted into udev-ese (which I won't pretend to understand) and it seems to work out-of-the-package, without extra tweaking. I tried it with my Kodak and gthumb without the files in /etc/hotplug/usb and it worked. The install script creates a 'camera' group, so one is also relieved of this little job. I guess the result is that this wiki page is now redundant. Arch gets better all the time! Thanks maintainers!

gradgrind 07:06, 4 February 2006 (EST)

libgphoto2 gphoto2

I updated this article with how I have installed libgphoto2 and gphoto2/gtkam on the last 3 machines I have used it on. --Sjoden 01:58, 04 September 2007 (PST)

I have updated this page again. I have the pages 'libgphoto2', 'gphoto2', and 'Digital Camera' redirecting to this page, Digital Cameras. I feel it's important to have the information about gphoto2 on the main page because it is the author of this software's opinion that "This is the main user interface." and it is also a good troubleshooting step, if graphical frontends aren't working. Please email me if you want to remove anything. Sjoden 20:39, 3 December 2007 (EST)

Logout after adding to group

I played around with the instructions in the article and at one point could see the camera listed in the output of "lsusb" in Terminal 1 but not in the Gnome terminal. After restarting (logging out/in) Gnome everything worked. Maybe that should be added.


i think is a good idea to speak about shotwell software, like f-spot BUT MONO free and less dependencies, more speed than f-spot

Camera group

This is now deprecated and udev complains about a non-existent camera group. How much of this page needs to be rewritten to reflect that? Jasonwryan 16:45, 12 March 2012 (EDT)

Yep, from /var/abs/extra/libgphoto2/libgphoto2.install:

post_upgrade() {
if [ "$(vercmp $2 2.14.13)" -lt 0 ]; then
  groupdel camera &>/dev/null
  echo "Users no longer need to be in the 'camera' group to use camera devices"

I'm going to clean it up a bit... --Mitch feaster 19:36, 1 April 2012 (EDT)