[RndTbl] HP PhotoSmart P1000 image importing

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Fri Dec 13 15:56:53 CST 2002

According to Ray Henry:
> OK, I've got an HP PhotoSmart P1000 connected to a system running RH 
> 7.1. I've got the printer to print just fine, but have not been able to 
> find any information on reading the SmartCard, except that it is 
> supposed to be supported.
> Any idea *where* I can find some type of documentaion on this? I's like 
> to get away from MS 100%......

I'm not sure about that camera specifically, but many of these SmartCard
based systems simply make the memory available as a FAT file system,
emulating a disk drive.  I've used USB memory sticks this way under Linux,
and I assume it would be about the same thing with these.  Linux fakes the
driver interface to look like a SCSI disk.  It should all just happen
auto-magically when you plug the thing in, assuming you're using a recent
Linux distribution with a 2.4 kernel.

You would either use mtools, or mount the thing as a vfat file system type,
to access the files under Linux.

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