I could use some help figuring out why I can't view images from my SD card. I turned off a few of the "unused services", as per the FC6 installation notes, but I didn't read anything in the service descriptions that would hint at causing this problem . I am on a new installation and have downloaded and updated and have several image viewers. For whatever reason when I load my camera's (Nikon) SD card into a USB card reader I can see that there are files of ".JPG" type but they can't be viewed with any aps I have installed. They are named correctly but show up as "plain text" in the properties. I can't format the card either. So for testing purposes I format the card on the camera. I take on photo. I put the card in the card reader and I can see the file but it is plain text. I get an error that says:
The filename "DSCN1444.JPG" indicates that this file is of type "JPEG image". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "plain text document". If you open this file, the file might present a security risk to your system.
Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to the correct extension for "plain text document", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file.
I can't format the card and I can't cut the files out and paste them in my home folder. I even tried as root. I have a freind who runs a MAC OS10 machine and I can view the files he doctored up, when I slide his SD card in the slot.
I think I may have two separate issues. I can get jpg files off the web and they open, I can look at my friends photos from his card, but only the ones he has worked on and resaved. None of this seems to be related to my inability to format the sd card in the reader...or is it? I also tried the card with a FAT format from a windows machine, and with a FAT32 format from a windows machine. I do not have SAMBA running....Any ideas anyone? I have searched through the web and have not seen a problem like this after searching for a couple hours. It must be simple; like me...I hope.