[svlug] CompactFlash and digital cameras...

Kedar Patankar kedar at Centillium.com
Mon Nov 26 09:42:02 PST 2001


Thanks for all those helpful mails. I was out of reach (of net) since I
posted that query. I went ahead and purchased the 48M CF card Frys was
selling for $15 and a cheapo Kodak 3200 (which has a compact flash slot) -
just to test whether it would work at minimal expense. And voila, it did.
Only thing is I initially got a USB CF adaptor called "Zio" and it didn't
work with the stock RH7.2 kernel. So I returned it and got SDDR 31 and it
worked like a charm.

Thank you folks.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Schoolcraft [mailto:bill at wiliweld.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 3:47 PM
> To: Kedar Patankar
> Cc: Silicon Valley Users Group
> Subject: Re: [svlug] CompactFlash and digital cameras...
> At Thu, 22 Nov 2001 it looks like Kedar Patankar composed:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am planning to buy a digital camera. I am wondering 
> whether I can make a
> > working assumption that if a camera supports compact flash 
> (type I or II)
> > expansion slot, then would it be enough to get such a 
> camera and SanDisk USB
> > adaptor for CompactFlash and swap the CF cartridge between 
> camera and USB
> > adaptor to get it working on linux?
> > 
> > Or do I need the camera to be explicitly supported by gPhoto/jPhoto?
> > 
> > 
> I use the "SanDisk USB Compact Flash Reader" with no issues, there
> are some "un_supported" models and I know for sure the "SDDR-31"  
> I use it with Linux, and FreeBSD. I'm close to getting it to work
> with Solaris-8 (Intel).  It's the most supported model.
> http://www.computervideogear.com/camera/CompactFlash/compactfl

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