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    Default USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Hi:

    I have a brand new Sony DPF-D75 Digital photo frame. I tried connecting it through the usb port with my 11.3 box in order to upload my pictures to it, but it isn't automatically mounted (unlike any other usb device I plug in, like my mouse & pen drive). Should I install any specific driver or something? Thanks!
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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    This might help:
    When connecting the photo frame to the computer, can it access the memory card inserted in the memory card slot of the photo frame from the computer?
    Question:

    About accessing the memory card inserted in the memory card slot of the photo frame from the computer.
    Answer:

    No. It is not possible because user's photo frame does not have such a function.
    From http://www.sony-asia.com/support/faq...roduct/dpf-d75

    There's more too, regarding the internal memory. Having a brief skim it looks like its a bit flaky about being detected as storage...

    Question:

    The photo frame is connected to the computer with a USB cable, but the removable disk icon does not appear on Computer (My Computer).
    Answer:

    The photo frame is not recognized by the computer.
    Please check the following below before use.

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    Is the photo frame connected to the computer with a USB cable?
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    Ensure the connector of the USB cable is completely inserted.
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    Is another USB device (except for the mouse and keyboard) connected?
    If another USB device is connected, the photo frame may not be recognized as a removable disk. In this case, the photo frame may be usable by removing the other USB devices.
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    If there are more than one USB ports on the computer, try connecting the USB cable to the other port. Some computers have multiple different USB controllers. In this case, the photo frame may be usable by inserting the connector of the USB cable into the other port.
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    Is the USB cable directly connected to the computer? If a USB hub is used, the photo frame may not be recognized as a removable disk. In this case, the photo frame may be usable by directly connecting the photo frame with a USB cable.
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    Is the power of the photo frame turned on?
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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Thanks for your help. Unfortunatelly, I still couldn't get this thing working

    It looks like the photo frame recognizes the computer, since it presents a graphic showing a connection to the pc and it reacts to the connection/disconnection of the usb cable, but the computer doesn't recognize it as a storage media... I tried removing every other usb device and pluging it in every usb port available... but no luck so far...
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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Can you try doing the following?

    With the frame not plugged in, open a terminal (konsole in KDE) and do:
    Code:
    su -
    <type root password when prompted>
    
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    That above will make you root & then 'tail' or follow the output the system generates in the messages log (where stuff gets logged).
    Now plug in the photo frame (make sure the frame is powered on) and post any interesting output that gets logged (if its a large amount of output, use pastebin)

    Hopefully you'll see messages mentioning that new usb devices have been detected.

    (I don't know how familiar you are with Linux, so if I'm leading you around by the nose, my apologies).
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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Hi:

    Thanks for your instructions. I'd say my linux level is intermeddiate (I know what a tail command is, but I'm not very familiar with the log file names and location), so it's allright for me if you guide me with that detail level.

    Ok, here is the output you asked for:


    Aug 22 12:13:02 arturo kernel: [ 1473.097091] usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.297760] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0168, idProduct=3011
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.297771] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.297778] usb 2-2: Product: TP-6801 USB Chip
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.297784] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: technology, inc.
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.297789] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: General Purpose USB
    Aug 22 12:13:08 arturo kernel: [ 1478.309456] scsi5 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
    Aug 22 12:13:09 arturo kernel: [ 1479.333620] scsi 5:0:0:0: CD-ROM Insignia NS-KEYXX10 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
    Aug 22 12:13:09 arturo kernel: [ 1479.350554] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 0x/0x caddy
    Aug 22 12:13:09 arturo kernel: [ 1479.350867] sr 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
    Aug 22 12:13:09 arturo kernel: [ 1479.351066] sr 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
    Aug 22 12:13:09 arturo kernel: [ 1479.389568] sr1: Hmm, seems the drive doesn't support multisession CD's

    It seems a little strange to me that it would recognize the device as a CD, right?
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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Hi mchorin,

    The photoframe getting seen as a CD-drive is not completely unexpected, some photoframe's emulate a usb cdrom drive, which then contains the windows software needed to communicate with the actual frame.

    After having written a libgphoto2 driver for accessing Sitronix st2205 and Appotech ax203/sx206/ax3003 based photoframes, I'm now working on a driver for accessing Tenx TP6801 based photo frames, the dmesg output posted in your previous message in this thread suggest that your Sony DPF-D75 Digital photo frame is such a frame. But I'm unsure if that dmesg output is correct! Your dmesg output suggest that you don't
    have a Sony DPF-D75 Digital photo frame but instead have an Insignia NS-KEYXX10, iow that you have this picture frame:
    Insignia™ 1.8" LCD Digital Photo Key Chain - Black : Insignia
    And not this one:
    DPF-D75 | 7" Digital Photo Frame | Sony | Sony Style USA

    Perhaps you've both and plugged in the Insignia NS-KEYXX10 when doing the dmesg?

    Can you try unplugging the Sony frame, wait a couple of seconds, replug it and then do dmesg and copy and paste the
    last 20 lines or so here?

    Regards,

    Hans

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    Default Re: USB Digital Photo Fram:e

    Hi:

    Thanks for your answer. I should have commented on this long ago. Apparently the problem was in my usb cable (Don't ask me what it was cause honestly I have no idea). I simply used a different usb cable and... voila! Problem solved.
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