I liked a lot the feature, Ubuntu detecting automagically my camera
so I thought about implementing it in my new Gentoo system too. But I
had no idea how to do it. It turned out to be very easy in fact.
At first you need gnome installed in your computer. I will not talk about this part here.
You also need the gnome-volume-manager installed. in gentoo you need to type:
rc-update add hald default
rc-update add dbus default
Then start the hald, and dbus services.
I like to use gthumb to download my pictures from my camera (Just like default Ubuntu) so I installed gthumb:
To setup which program to be run when a camera is plugged in, run:
from the Cameras tab, checkmark “Import digital photographs when
connected” and enter “gthumb –import-photos” to the Command: field.
Update: this step is especially important for PTP compliant cameras, if your camera is recognized as a usb drive, gnome-volume-manager will possibly automount your camera as a drive anyway.
have one more step to go. (And I spent some time to find it out…) add
your user to the group declared in: /etc/hotplug/usb/usbcam (In my case
it was plugdev)
Next time you insert your camera, TADAAAA! you will automagically have the Import Photo dialog appearing: