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Epiphileon

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Epiphileon Registered since 03rd Jan 2010
Sun 03-Jan-10 11:05 PM

First of all I am thrilled to be using an SLR again, and particularly a Nikon, having been an avid amateur photography back in the chemistry days, I have just never been able to get very excited by whatever one calls the other type of digital imaging devices.
I received a D3000 on my birthday in December and am extremely happy with it's performance thus far, not so however with the computer interface. My problem is that I do not use Windows so I have been encountering problems transferring pictures from my camera.
Thus far I have not been able to get my file manager to recognize the camera, here are some errors I've been getting.

Could not open location 'gphoto2://<001>












MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 04-Jan-10 05:39 AM

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Have you considered using a card reader?
I am a Windows user and always use a card reader. The Card reader should be able to work around the compatibility issue you are having between your computer and the cameras interface.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

slimjim

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#2. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 0

slimjim Registered since 08th Jan 2010
Fri 08-Jan-10 04:09 PM

>I received a D3000 on my birthday in December and am extremely
>happy with it's performance thus far, not so however with the
>computer interface. My problem is that I do not use Windows so
>I have been encountering problems transferring pictures from
>my camera.
>Thus far I have not been able to get my file manager to
>recognize the camera, here are some errors I've been getting.

I have a CoolPix P90, using Jaunty, it worked fine, until I updated the system, but not sure which update broke it. Now using Karmic and still have problems. Until recently, I've been able to work around, using gThumb as default app as follows:

plug in camera and turn on

gThumb opens but has an error about not being able to lock device

close gThumb - don't cancel, use close button, seems to make a difference

re-open gThumb and choose import - may report no camera for a few seconds, but will open import window and allow import.

An update a few days ago broke this, unless I reboot. Action as above will work once or twice, then reboot is required. I'm still working on a solution.

I think that gThumb and Fspot both use the same libraries, so behavior may be the same for Fspot too.

I use Fspot for image organizing, tagging, etc - just import from the directory that gThumb saves pix into. I like gThumb because it'll delete the pix from the camera after importing, Fspot won't.

HTH.

MEMcD

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#3. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 08-Jan-10 04:56 PM | edited Fri 08-Jan-10 09:38 PM by MEMcD

Hi Mike,

>I like gThumb because it'll delete the pix from the camera after importing, Fspot won't.

Personally I download the images directly from the memory card via Card Reader to multiple hard drives, then verify that the images transfered correctly, before I delete the files on the card manually.
Better safe than sorry!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

slimjim

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#4. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 3

slimjim Registered since 08th Jan 2010
Fri 08-Jan-10 07:33 PM

>Personally I download the images directly from the memory card
>via Card Reader to multiple hard drives, then verify that the
>images transfered correctly, before I delete the files on the
>card manually.
>Better safe than sorry!


To each his own - choice is what life's all about. That's why I use Ubuntu instead of Windows

Don't have a card reader and OP was asking about pulling directly from the camera. gThumb will download without delete and Fspot will only download.

I've downloaded and deleted well over 24,000 pix from different cameras over the years and haven't had any problem. Of course, there could always be a first time, I guess...

micaelak

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#5. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 3

micaelak Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Aug 2009
Fri 08-Jan-10 09:49 PM

I to use a card reader have never liked connecting any camera directly to the computer..all OS's should see the card reader as a drive the camera probably not as universal

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bvlo

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#6. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 0

bvlo Registered since 10th Jan 2010
Sun 10-Jan-10 06:29 PM

Hi,

I have a D5000 and use gtkam to download my pictures in linux
(SimplyMepis 8). Afterwards I use Digikam to work on my
collection of photograps.

I hope it helps !

Cheers, Ben

Epiphileon

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#7. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 0

Epiphileon Registered since 03rd Jan 2010
Tue 12-Jan-10 04:55 PM

thank you all for your help, I'm going to dig up a card reader I got to try with an older Olympus I purchased on E-bay, I'm also looking into the different software recommendations.
I still wonder about that memory card formatting though, as soon as I get another card I'm going to try it without formatting.

MEMcD

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#8. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 7

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 12-Jan-10 05:01 PM

Hi Mike,

You should format the memory card in the camera before you use it!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

pauln600

CA
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#9. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 7

pauln600 Registered since 13th Jan 2010
Wed 13-Jan-10 10:21 AM

I also have this camera and gthumb/gtkam/digikam all seem to use the
same camera database - but the D3000 doesn't seem to be on the list
and it's not autodetected.

Is there an equivalent model on the existing list?

Thanks,
Paul N.

gkaiseril

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#10. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 13-Jan-10 06:14 PM | edited Wed 13-Jan-10 06:15 PM by gkaiseril

You might want to contact the program developer and request support for this program. Since Ubuntu is open source and users provide the module code, you could attempt to write your own module to perform this task.

I thought the ability to write your own extensions to the OS was part of the attraction to UNIX, Linux, Ubuntu, etc.

George
My Nikonian Galleries

bvlo

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#11. "RE: Nikon D3000 and Ubuntu Linux" | In response to Reply # 9

bvlo Registered since 10th Jan 2010
Wed 13-Jan-10 07:22 PM

The 'camera base' as you put it is the list of camera's known
by gphoto2. But even if it's not listed that does not mean it
can't be used. Eg. my camera (a D5000) is not known either,
but it is listed as 'USB PTP Class Camera' by gtkam. 
Strangely enough digiKam which also uses gphoto2 underneath
can only list one thumbnail while gtkam shows them all.

Maybe you should try directly with gphoto2. Have a look at
this page :

http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/using-gphoto2.html

Cheers, Ben

G