Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461436
No autorun for PTP cameras
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:33:12 EST
Description of problem:
Nothing happens when a PTP camera (Canon PowerShot SX100 IS in my case) is connected to a box running Fedora 9 despite the "Ask what to do" option is selected for "Photos" on the "Media" tab in the "File Management Preferences" (
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure you have the "Ask what to do" option selected for "Photos" on the "Media" tab in the "File Management Preferences".
2. Connect a camera which only supports the PTP protocol.
A dialog asking what to do with the camera is displayed.
If I read the code correctly, the problem seems to be in the logic of the function:
static gboolean should_autorun_mount (GMount *mount)
The function returns FALSE for non-local files if
gboolean g_volume_should_automount (GVolume *volume)
And the g_volume_should_automount() returns FALSE for any "gphoto2:/" (which is used for the PTP cameras among others) volume as a consequence of what is commeted in gvfs-0.2.5-1 source codes (namely in the g_hal_volume_new () fucntion in gvfs-0.2.5/hal/ghalvolume.c) with the following text:
/* We don't want to automount cameras as the gphoto backend
blocks access from other apps */
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