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Sunday, 11 May 2003
My new Pentax Optio S — a super-nifty digital camera that fits in an Altoids tin — is the coolest toy I’ve treated myself to in a long time. I bought it thinking that I would not be able to get it to work directly with Linux, but this weekend things turned out better than I expected. To get an Optio S talking to Linux via USB, add the following lines to your /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h file:
UNUSUAL_DEV(  0x0a17, 0x0006, 0x0000, 0xffff, 
		"Pentax", 
		"OPTIO S", 
		US_SC_8070, US_PR_CB, NULL, US_FL_MODE_XLATE|US_FL_FIX_INQUIRY ),
Now recompile your kernel. After a reboot, your Optio will act like any other usb-storage device, fully browsable from any mount point you set up.

Ain’t Linux a hoot? Ah, but someday this foolishness will not be necessary. There is already less and less of it all the time.
posted to /tech at 11:11pm :: 3 responses



Arin had this to say (05/12/2003 09:51:11):
Hey, didn't someone once give you a super-stylie NY-subway-map-covered Altoids tin that would be just *perfect* for carrying your new camera?
/\/\/\/ had this to say (05/12/2003 14:38:39):
But if I used that tin for the camera, then where would the magnets that came in it go when it's time to move? :)
/\/\/\/ had this to say (06/01/2003 16:36:51):
Have since learned the kernel also needs CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN=y in order to work in all possible cases. Find this in xconfig under "SCSI support / Probe all LUNs on each SCSI device" . . . see http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=1912

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