[TriLUG] FC1 not detecting USB camera
chrisk at trilug.org
Thu Sep 30 14:48:42 EDT 2004
Since I'm leery of typing in random commands that people tell me to,
perhaps it's a good idea to mention what that command does.
tail gives the last several lines of a file, the -f flag tells tail to
"stay on the line" as it were and display any new input.
Another cool thing, that I found out about at the installfest, is that
less is capable of doing the same thing.
less is easily one of my favorite utilities in the toolbox, and if you
hit "F" (has to be a capital) while looking at a file, it takes you to
the end of the file and display's new content. Ctrl-C will terminate
this mode and let you continue browsing the file.
On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 14:30, Timothy A. Chagnon wrote:
> Try doing this just before you plug in your camera:
> # tail -f /var/log/messages
> Ctrl-C to break when done. There should be some information printed
> about what USB driver is used when the camera is plugged in. Most of
> the newer cameras just use the USB mass storage interface. In that case
> you'll see it being registered as /dev/sda or something similar. Then
> you can just mount that.
Chris Knowles <chrisk at trilug.org>
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