CF U1-DSLR camera control project.

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    I figured I should actually connect my camera and make sure this works before I get deeper.

    So far
    CF U1 mk1
    Pear OS 8
    Entangle .5
    Nikon D300

    It does remote control the camera and I can take photos using the U1.
    I still need to learn more about the software. I should load it all onto a larger machine to make it easier to learn.
     
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    You got that part right. I think we will set them up better if we do it on a normal keyboard.

    RE: ENTANGLE Did you install with the 5.0 tar from the website or through package manager?

    Testing the water on using the buttons App 1.2.3 4. Just skimmed the surface, then the printer died....so I fixed that. It's still acting squirrely. :) But working.
     
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    Entangle through Pear software installer or Synaptic.
    Interesting on the buttons. panasonic (Mk1 anyhow) uses a Windows application to set them up. You must be doing something custom in Linux.
    I am curious.
     
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    From online information, these seem to be the best to go with on a photography based Linux system.
    Don't know if these are possible on Pear 8 or not.
    I tried to list them in order of importance to me.
    I have not tried all of these. I just compiled the list from various reviews.


    Digikam looks to be a very good overall program. https://www.digikam.org/

    Entangle is best tethering (remote camera control). https://entangle-photo.org/

    Darktable for editing. https://www.darktable.org/

    Rapid Photo Downloader Handy for simple organized transfers. https://www.damonlynch.net/rapid/features.html

    Photoqt looks great to show off photos to others. https://photoqt.org/feat/

    GIMP For more intense editing. https://www.gimp.org/
     
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    Wifi speed with intel 6300 and 3 antennas.

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    Installed an Intel 7260 into the mk2
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    I did switch back to Windows 7 on the U1.
    We tested probably 2 dozen distros.
    Linux distros are close, but not close enough for the specialized small screen of the U1.
    Panasonic has some very nice "drivers" for the U1 buttons.
    One is a scroll button and another is a zoom button.
    Then we have the 4 customizable buttons. N
    None of the buttons work in any Linux.

    My next step is to try some OSX skins on win7.
    I want to get a Dock type program and a Launcher so the all my programs(apps) run from large icons like in OSX.

    I am investigating a few now.


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    Here's one image anyway.

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    Macos transformation pak on W7

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