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lar55
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May 04, 2011 16:39 |  #1

(Linux user? Linux only user, even? I haven't seen this information posted elsewhere, and it might be useful to others.)

1. You can do a firmware upgrade on an EOS DSLR with Linux. This assumes you have a USB card reader (highly recommended anyway). Download the Windows version of the firmware from Canon. This is actually a self-extracting Zip file, which you can unpack on Linux using the 'unzip' command. (This command is from Info-ZIP, and is probably already included in your Linux distribution.) Example:

unzip eos60d-v109.exe
You will get a directory with the firmware (*.fir) file and some PDF instruction files. Read and follow the instructions: copy the *.fir file to the root directory of your SD card using the card reader, etc.

2. You can configure settings in the camera using the "gphoto2" command. This is included in some distributions, and should be available for others, or check www.gphoto2.org (external link). Connect camera to Linux PC using the USB cable and type "gphoto2 --list-config" to see the available settings. Change settings using "gphoto2 --set-config name=value". For example, to set the copyright text in the camera, which goes into pictures as EXIF data:
gphoto2 --set-config /main/settings/copyrig​ht="Copyright (C) Your Name Here"



  
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May 04, 2011 20:29 |  #2

Thanks!!! I was looking for something like this without having to hookup to my wifes computer. Can't believe I haven't seen this before.


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May 04, 2011 20:35 |  #3

Good tip.. I never thought of doing it that way. It makes sense that all you have to do is unzip the file.

I normally run XP in a VirtualBox window, so I have most Windows capabilities under Linux.




  
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