Tried plugging in my Sony Alpha 100 to download some pics, but nothing happend. No detection of the dvice it seemed, so tried plugging into the memory card reader directly. Appears that isn't understood by Fedora Core 8 either.
Just on the off chance, I tried plugging into one of the mainboard USB ports on the rear on the PC, that worked and up popped the 'import images' tool which was useful in importing the images.
The memory card reader/front USB I was trying to use is connected to an internal USB header on the motherboard, it seems something isn't right with that rather than the Fedora installation not understanding the camera. So all is well :)