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I can't transfer photos from this camera. It will not show up a drive. Shotwell does not acknowledge it's existence. lsusb reports the camera as "Primax Elecrtonics". Help?

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Some digital cameras need you to switch to "mass storage mode" - you need to have a look through the menus for such an option. –  fossfreedom Nov 6 '11 at 21:35
    
This was a ten dollar camera in it's time and is probanly worth 30 cents now. It doesn't have a screen, just some leds. I want to get it working so my younger brother can take pictures. –  William Nov 6 '11 at 21:40
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Shotwell's digital camera support comes from GPhoto. A list of supported cameras is here:

http://www.gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php

Since your camera isn't on the list, it may not be supported; though since there's a couple similar model numbers mentioned I'd still think it ought to work.

You might try asking on the GPhoto mailing list if there's any known issues with that camera.

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Thanks for your suggestion, I will investigate. –  William Nov 8 '11 at 2:38
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