Hello. Guess I have another question for today.
I just received my new Camera (Canon a400). Of course they software provided with it isn't for Linux.
What I need to know is if there's ANY WAY I can access the camera and copy my pictures? Don't need all of the functions, just accessing it.
Sure. All modern digital cameras appear to the OS as a standard USB storage device. Support in Linux is provided by the usbstorage module that should be present on any Linux distribution. I believe it'll show up as a SCSI disk, which you can then mount onto your filesystem.
You can use The GIMP to edit your pictures. The GIMP 2.0 now includes midtone brightness adjustment--very useful for bringing up shadow detail. The Windows software is generally more user friendly. I think you will need the Windows software if you want to make prints that display date and time.
I have found with my desktop computer that SuSE 8.2 will detect the SanDisk multicard card reader if there is a memory card in the slot at bootup. If there is none it can tend to ignore that card reader. I do my picture editing with Windows anyway, so I haven't done much experimenting with linux and digital pictures. Windows recognises every slot in the San Disk reader as a separate drive, even if there is no card in any slot.