How To Use The Kyocera EZ Digital 1.3 On A GNU/Linux System

This document describes how you can use the Kyocera EZ Digital 1.3 still digital camera on a GNU/Linux system.


The Kyocera EZ Digital 1.3 is a 1.3 Megapixel still digital camera.

I haven't yet managed to get it to work properly on GNU/Linux systems, although theoretically it should work...


Kyocera has made the technical specification of the camera available on their website.

Using The Kyocera EZ Digital 1.3 With GNU/Linux

Here's a short description of how you can use the camera with GNU/Linux.

  • Installation

    Your Kernel should be compiled with the following options enabled:

    • <M> Support for USB
      [*] Preliminary USB device filesystem
      <M> OHCI (Compaq, iMacs, OPTi, SiS, ALi, ...) support
      <M> USB Mass Storage support

      Depending on your USB controller, you might have to replace the OHCI support option with the UHCI support option.

    • You also need kernel support for the vfat filesystem:

      <M> DOS FAT fs support
      <M> VFAT (Windows-95) fs support

  • Mounting/Unmounting

    The filesystem used by the camera is vfat. The USB mass storage devices are treated as SCSI devices by the Kernel, hence you must mount one of the /dev/sd* devices, usually /dev/sda1.

    • Mounting: mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
      Now you should be able to use the usual cp, mv, rm etc. commands to copy/move the images from the camera to your harddisk. But, as I mentioned above, this doesn't really work for me. The whole system hangs when I try to mount the camera.

      Update: Using Linux 2.6.10 it now finally works, I don't know what exactly caused the problems with older kernels.

    • Unmounting: umount /mnt

Further Reading

Here are some links to related websites.