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1. Introduction

1.1. History

This HOWTO was created in an attempt to document installation of a Kodak DC-265 Camera.

Revision History:

January 6, 2001--

  • Documented at least one supported transfer method (most have two or more documented) for all Kodak DC-Series digital cameras.

  • Added specifications for most of the Kodak DC-Series digital cameras.

  • Updates for Linux 2.4.x kernel series release.

  • Additional software support listings added.

  • URL updates to fix old/broken URLs.

  • Document reformatting to make it an easier read.

  • License change, document is now licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

October 9, 2000--

  • Fixes for the LinuxDoc->DocBook DTD change that went unnoticed

  • Additional information regarding drivers for other Operating Systems (Kodak didn't used to have them up on the web)

  • Various other changes

October 8, 2000--

  • IrDA support (This is not for the faint of heart and is only tested with a DC-265 but should also work with a DC-290 and maybe others with IrDA support)

October 4, 2000--

  • Many updates, contacted Kodak for permission to include some copywritten information, etc. etc.

August 22, 2000--

  • Conversion to DocBook DTD from LinuxDoc DTD as a lot of the HOWTOs are already converted

April 23, 2000--

  • Updated OpenDIS for IrDA support (CVS Version)

  • Fixed spelling goof s/shudder/shutter/ (Thanks Patrick!)

February 20, 2000--

  • Major clean up of general issues

  • Addition and rearrangement of sections

  • Additional mailing list and web resources added

February 17, 2000--

  • Major revision with lots of changes...

  • Updated for new backport and devel kernels

  • Rearranged for easier reading and flow

  • Updated for new OpenDiS release and the Python script.

January 18, 2000--

  • TODO added

  • Removal of kernel 2.2.13 section due to new USB backport release for 2.2.14. Replaced with a section for kernel 2.2.14. Please view previous HOWTO versions for information regarding older kernels

  • Removal of kernel 2.3.36 section due to newer developmental kernels, replaced with kernel 2.3.39. Please view previous HOWTO versions for information regarding older kernels.

  • Added a section detailing use of a Compact Flash PC Card Adapter

January 9, 2000--

  • Document modified for release of OpenDiS 0.0.3-pre6

January 4, 2000--

  • Support for DC-265 under kernels 2.2.13, 2.2.14, and 2.3.35 via USB draft completed.

  • History written

  • FAQ started

  • Background written

  • Lots of other fun stuff

January 3, 2000--

  • Initial research and work done to start writing HOWTO and thus it was born.

1.2. New Versions

New versions of this HOWTO will be available on http://www.marblehorse.org/projects/documentation/kodak/. Copies of this HOWTO will be provided in a number of formats, including SGML, HTML and ASCII text. The authoritative master of this document will be the LyX-formatted copy.

January 6, 2001--

v0.5.0 released (non-public)

October 8, 2000--

v0.0.10a released (public)

v0.0.10 released (public)

February 20, 2000--

v0.0.7 released (public)

v0.0.6 released (non-public)

February 17, 2000--

v0.0.4 released and v0.0.5 released (non-public)

January 18, 2000--

v0.0.3 released (non-public)

January 9, 2000--

v0.0.2 released (non-public)

January 4, 2000--

v0.0.1 released (non-public)

1.3. Copyright and Trademarks

1.3.1. Copyright

Copyright (c) 2000- 2001 David M. Burley

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invarient Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the GNU Free Documentation License can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/.

The program source code in this document is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

The source code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. A copy of the GNU General Public License can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/.

1.3.2. Trademarks

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Kodak is a registered trademark of the Eastman Kodak Company.

Digita is a registered trademark of Flashpoint Technology, Inc.

Dell is a registered trademark of Dell Computer Corporation.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner.

1.4. Acknowledgments and Thanks

I would like to thank the Marble Horse Free Software Group for their support of my efforts, specifically Jacob Moorman for his direction and help with this and many of my other endeavors. I would also like to thank the rest of the Linux community, especially those working on USB and digital camera support. Know that there are people out there who are using your code and would like you to continue.

1.5. Author Contact Information

David Burley can be reached via email at the following address: khemicals@marblehorse.org

GPG Key ID:

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Fingerprint:

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1.6. Endorsements

This is a project of David Burley, a member of the Marble Horse Free Software Group. This project has been adopted by the group as an appropriate free software project that is of benefit to the community.

1.7. Sponsors

Currently no individuals and/or companies have supplied any form of support for this document. However such donations would help for the addition of new or more information to this document or perhaps the creation of a document relating to another series of digital cameras. The testing equipment used was all purchased with the personal funds of the author which are of very limited quantity. Please send an e-mail to the author, David Burley, about sponsorship. All sponsors will be listed in this section.