Problem solved. . . . bought a external 'USB' plug-in card reader for SD/SDmicro cards, usb 2.0 compatible and it works like a charm. The 'brand-name' is DYNEX. It has a built in driver for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, MacOS 10.4.x or higher. $11.00 plus tax.
As soon as I plug the SD card into it and the USB card reader into the USB port . . . boom .. Fedora now pops up and asks me how and where I want to import the photo's with which program etc. etc. etc. . . Great. . . .don't need to plug the camera into the computer and don't need to use the camera's battery. . .
I guess it depends on the card reader and the age of them. My Dazzle* usb card reader must be out of date. . . works fine for Compact Flash though. . . .Anyone got thoughts or idea's on this?