nikon coolpix s6300 on xubuntu – slight issue – tutorial

Brian snagged a Nikon Coolpix S6300 as a return item at Target. We didn't need another camera, but it was hard to pass up a neat little pocket camera that was almost free. We like Nikons anyway.

The strange thing is that when I plugged it into the Xubuntu box, I didn't get the automount and file manager pop-up that I'm accustomed to with all our other cameras. It wouldn't do anything.

I did the command "lsusb", and there it was:

Bus 002 Device 011: ID 04b0:032c Nikon Corp.

Then I did "dmesg", looked fine:

[ 2631.411476] usb 2-1.5: Product: NIKON DSC COOLPIX S6300-PTP
[ 2631.411480] usb 2-1.5: Manufacturer: NIKON
[ 2631.411484] usb 2-1.5: SerialNumber: 000030016950
[ 3040.910017] usb 2-1.5: USB disconnect, device number 10
[ 3736.799200] usb 2-1.5: new high-speed USB device number 11 using ehci_hcd
[ 3736.892229] usb 2-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=04b0, idProduct=032c
[ 3736.892236] usb 2-1.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ 3736.892241] usb 2-1.5: Product: NIKON DSC COOLPIX S6300-PTP
[ 3736.892245] usb 2-1.5: Manufacturer: NIKON
[ 3736.892249] usb 2-1.5: SerialNumber: 000030016950

So, where in the heck are the mount point and my pics?

Search engines turned up almost nothing until somebody said that the quick and easy was to just run the app called Gigolo, which is already installed.

All our other cameras just show up as a mass-storage device, but I guess this particular Nikon shows up as… a camera, lol.

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The quick and easy – there are other ways:

Plug in the camera.

Find Gigolo under Apps > System.

Run Gigolo.

Double click the camera icon to connect. A second camera icon will appear. Click it and you'll get the usual file manager popup.

As an alternative, you can set Gigolo to autorun upon insertion of the camera.

Open your settings manager. Under "hardware" select "removable drives and media." Make Gigolo the command for digital cameras.

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4 responses to “nikon coolpix s6300 on xubuntu – slight issue – tutorial

  1. Gigolo isn't installed by default in Linux Mint. Just installed it.

  2. You're just a gigolo, everywhere you go.

  3. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    You're just a gigolo, everywhere you go.

    Damn! The secret is out :devil:

  4. Good choice of material :up:

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