Digital Cameras

Just as you experience with any peripheral hardware you hook up to your computer, your digital camera might work beautifully as soon as you plug it in, or you might end up wanting to toss it out a window. Most popular cameras coming out now connect via a USB port, for which there is great support in Linux. Some cameras are now using Firewire, for which there is also support, but they can sometimes be more complex to work with. Consult an online hardware guide such as the one at Read up on your particular camera by searching for it online. Most problems with peripheral hardware in Linux can be traced to hooking up hardware that has no Linux support.

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