USB-Camera not correctly detected

I’ve a Panasonic DMC-FX7 camera which works well under Slackware 12 (with vanilla 2.6.25 kernel). Now I also want this camera to work on my fathers PC with opensuse11…

When I connect the camera I get this nice “I’ve found some piece of hardware. Do you want to use it now”-dialog but thats it… It can’t be mounted since it does not get any device under /dev…

dmesg gives me this:

usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=04da, idProduct=2372
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1: Product: DMC-FX7
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Panasonic
usb-storage: device found at 12
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning

uname -a:
Linux router2 #1 SMP 2008-08-21 00:34:25 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

lsubs -vv:
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 04da:2372 Panasonic (Matsua) Lumix DMC-FZ10 Camera
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 8
idVendor 0x04da Panasonic (Matsu
idProduct 0x2372 Lumix DMC-FZ10 Camera
bcdDevice 0.10
iManufacturer 1 Panasonic
iProduct 2 DMC-FX7
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 32
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower 2mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)

Something seems not to work that whell in usb-storage… after this wait nothing happens…

Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance!


This I believe is a Panasonic Lumix camera; it has featured quite a few times in forum questions:
see here Panasonic Lumix Fx33 - openSUSE Forums

and here USB error: Panasonic camera dont connect - openSUSE Forums

and here Cannot attach Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 to openSuSE 10.3 -

and here [Bug 335475] New: Incorrectly treating mass storage digital camera ( lum]( for example

one could suggest the “Lumix” is some sort of enfant terrible but that would be unfair

the first post above was from only a week or two ago; there are one or two possible workarounds in that, but sadly, no-one seems able to offer the definitive fix; please google ahead yourself and see if you can help solve this;

a pragmatic solution may be to take the memory card out of the camera; place it is a card reader, and connect that to the computer;

other cameras; (eg Canon) seem fine; no problems; strange

let us know if your google searches come up with answers or if a card reader helps

The solution is in that topic. Please search and read…