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Well, the problem isn't really getting the files, since I know how to get them. I can use the program flphoto. The only thing about the program is, that I must run it in root, so it can mount my camera, when I hook it up to the USB.


While the program was running I ran the command: mount -l

To see what the program was using.


usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb/ type usbdevfs (rw)


Now the thing is, I want to make a launcher, to my flphoto, where I don't have to run it from a console in root. I either need to know how to make a launcher ask for root password, or how to let flphoto mount whatever it mounts under my user account.


Any thoughts?

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Any thoughts?


Ok, assuming that your camera behaves like a standard USB storage device (mine does), and that you've got all the right kernel modules etc., then simply adding a line to /etc/fstab should enable you to access your photos without being root.


plug in the camera and type 'dmesg', you should see something like this:

usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using address 3

scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices

  Vendor: Generic Model: STORAGE DEVICE    Rev: 1.25

  Type: Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02

SCSI device sdc: 256000 512-byte hdwr sectors (131 MB)

sdc: assuming Write Enabled

sdc: assuming drive cache: write through

sdc: sdc1

Attached scsi removable disk sdc at scsi4, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

USB Mass Storage device found at 3


You can see the USB storage device connected on sdc1


So adding to your /etc/fstab a line like:

dev/sdc1            /mnt/camera                vfat    noauto,users 0 0


should enable you to get to your photos without being root.

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