I have a digital Nikon Coolpix. No more Microsoft after a friend download Ubuntu. So far liking it as in security of past virus! Anyway; love posting photos on facebook and was able to do seamlessly with the microsoft program...however, no luck with the new Ubuntu. Found and printed out instructions - but nothing working. It does not "automatically detect when plugging in and offer to import photos automatically". Attmpted the F-Spot application. Opened the "Applications - then Graphics - but graphics drop screen did not show the "F-Spot Photo Manager, therefore no "file-Import". Help! Thank you :-)
What should work (almost) always, is taking out the memory card and putting it in a card reader. F-Spot should recognize that.
That said, I can't really give an answer because you haven't told how the camera is connected. (What the manual says will be useless anyway as that's written for Windows.)