Those programs in above message didn't help me as I still needed digikam to capturethe pictures and I saw no where that Photivo would do this.
I guess I wanted this badly and at the same time learned a bit more about compiling, with the result of a squeaky mouse from the sweat, and a stiff neck
I've never used cmake or qmake before.
I solved this by compiling digikam 2.9 tar, and in order to do that, I had to install many -dev files , as well as marble 4.8.2 tar, and that needed some things such as libkdeedu 4.8.2 and also from qt-mobility-opensource-src 1.0.2 tar, and that needed a few more things (devels) like qt-labs-messaging-framework. I also compiled qjson 0.7.1 (I think marble needed that?) and I removed kipi-plugins and let digikam install it from extras. And, while I was at it, I compiled kgpg, kcalc, kwallet, ark, and superkaramba all 4.8.2. I see I also compiled liblqr and again, I forget which software needed that. I'm sure my builds are like meatloaf but at least my camera is now detected. Now if I could only be as determined to learn how to make a pisi for all of these and let you test them.
Funny, whiile doing searches for all of my build failes, I found alexey's name in a search engine who was working on qt-mobility. I'm learning that there are lots of qt stuff that kde relies on.