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My solution is based on watching /dev/video* using inotifywait. Start by installing inotify-tools: sudo apt-get install inotify-tools Then insert the following line into the file /etc/rc.local, before the line with exit 0: /usr/bin/inotifywait --timefmt "%F %T" --format "%T %w %e" --daemon --outfile /var/log/camera.log /dev/video* Reboot. The accesses ...


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Turns out that the camera was working but the light was not. Thanks for anyone who was working on an answer.


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Ouch! Probably not enough people use these any more and some compiler flags got changed between versions. The only thing you can do is file a bug (sorry to be the harbinger of bad news)


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With my Canon 100D, I need to mount the camera and open the camera folder in nautilus, and let it open. Only then I can load the pictures in another nautilus (keeping the first one open) without the camera going to sleep. I haven't looked if the camera has a mass storage mode, though. Yet.


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As of the 2.6.35 kernel, the level file is depreciated and now replaced by control. The auto state is the normal state in which the kernel is allowed to autosuspend and autoresume the device. In kernels up to 2.6.32, one could also specify suspend, meaning that the device should remain suspended and autoresume was not allowed. This setting is no longer ...



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