When I try F Spot with my Kodak cx6330 I get an

error msg. could not lock the device while
connecting to camera. How to fix?

Try this:

Un-mount the camera (right click on the camera’s icon on the desktop or in nautilus and select un-mount) before trying to import through F-Spot. This should allow you to import your photos.

What about in kde - or don’t you have it? Digikam?

That did it! Thank you for the help. I have used digicam in other linux OS and it is ok but prefer to use the Suse native software if possible.

No worries mate. Happy it worked.