|First let's assume you have Linux capabilites set for your system.
If not, read this bit from the FreeBSD Handbook section http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu-lbc-install.html.
With the advent of 3.0-RELEASE, it is no longer necessary to specify options LINUX or
COMPAT_LINUX in your kernel configuration.
The Linux binary compatibility is now done via a KLD object (``Kernel LoaDable
object''), so it can be
installed ``on-the-fly'' without having to reboot. You will, however, need to have the
You can download the Linux port from http://www.gphoto.org/.
Compile your Linux port the usaual way.
[ed note: looks to me like the FreeBSD native version is the Way To Go (tm)]
|The first thing you need to do is determine what serial port you are going
to use. Next you need to compile the Gphoto app in /usr/ports/graphics/gphoto.
You know the routine:
make && make install
You might note, I did not do the make clean, because this is very much foreign to me, I
wanted to check out the typical docs - INSTALL, FAQ, etc. After all, the make clean can be
done any time.
Once the program is installed, It's really important you read the FAQ. If not, you will
waste time trying to get this puppy to run... It's rather to the point, so, in a
nut-shell, you open an xterm, su' yourself, then:
You need to run it as a su'd user because you need to access the serial port... NOTE:
the FAQ tells you how to bypass this - I didn't bother... The box I use this on is not on
a wire, it's in my home... Anyways, once you do that, you can modify the config as I did
Link to config screen gif.
After that, you call up the directory of the mem-waffer by going to: Camera -> Get
Index -> Thumbnails This should give you an idea of what to expect:
Link to thumbnail gif
From there, you can create thumbnails, copy, etc. your digi-pics. NOTES: This is using
the serial cable with this cam. I have since gotten USB support to work however, I'm still
researching how to access the USB reader (JumpShot) under FreeBSD - Under Windows2000, the
USB support is wonderful. This basically creates a removable drive, so the transfer rate
is awesome... That's it for now...