Monthly Archives: September 2013

Canon PowerShot S100 on Arch Linux

My digital camera Canon PowerShot S100 was not detected by Arch Linux automatically despite i’ve installed the required libgphoto2 package. Googling around I found a fix: It looks like GPhoto2 tries to load the wrong driver due to the ambiguous camera name (Canon released two cameras with the same name). The easiest way fixing this is disabling the old driver:

# mkdir /usr/lib/libgphoto2/2.5.2/disabled/
# mv /usr/lib/libgphoto2/2.5.2/canon* /usr/lib/libgphoto2/2.5.2/disabled/

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