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Author: Gert Pellin ( Feel free to contact me with any info/questions.



This page contains Information on connecting a Minolta Dimage 7 to your gentoo-computer.

Kernel configuration

The Linux-kernel doesn't support this device "out of the box", but with some editing from one file of the kernel, it works very well. Just ad this text to unusual.devs:

File: /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual.devs
UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x0686, 0x4006, 0x0001, 0x0001,
             "DiMAGE 7",
             US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_DEVICE, NULL,
             0 ),

UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x0686, 0x400b, 0x0001, 0x0001,
             "DiMAGE 7i",
             US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_DEVICE, NULL,
             0 ),

UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x0686, 0x400f, 0x0001, 0x0001,
             "DiMAGE 7Hi",
             US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_DEVICE, NULL,
             0 ),

After this. you have to make shure you kernel has the necessary options turned on.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Dimage 7
Device Drivers -->
    SCSI device support -->
        [*] SCSI device support 
            <*> SCSI disk support
            <M> SCSI generic support
    USB support -->
        <*> Support for Host-side USB
            [*] USB device filesystem
            <M> UHCI HCD (most Intel and VIA) support
File systems -->
    DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems -->
        [*] VFAT (Windows-95) fs support

Further Configurations

normally your camera is now available as a device named /dev/sd*1, You do not have to install gphoto.

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