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This chapter aims to help you set up your system such that
you can use
with any frontend. However, we will have some examples using
the gphoto2(1) command line frontend, as
this is the frontend which is always provided.
gPhoto2 consists of two libraries
see libgphoto2(3)), and
(see libgphoto2_port(3)), which is used by the
and a command line frontend (gphoto2,
Other (GUI) frontends (like e.g. gtkam) are available as
In order to get access to the camera, your frontend process requires
write permissions to the respective device special file, e.g. to
For security reasons, we strongly recommend not to run any libgphoto2(3) frontend as root. So you have to set up the permissions of your camera device accordingly. This is described in the following two sections, Section 4.2, “Setting up permissions for serial (RS232) ports” and Section 4.3, “Setting up permissions for USB ports”.