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Old 01-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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5 in 1 internal card reader not working


Hello all!

I just did a fresh install of OpenSuSE 11.2 for my fiancee on her new HP Mini 110-1030NR, and everything works great....except for the 5 in 1 card reader. I have no clue how to attack this situation and forum searches and google searches led me nowhere. Here is the information I believe you may find relevent:

Kernel
2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop

Output of lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Where should I go from here?
 
Old 01-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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The 5-in-1 is not listed, probably because it is adevice connected via USB. Try looking at the output of lsusb Maybe it will be listed and you can then search on its Vendor:Product IDs.

Multi-card card readers used not to work unless you first plugged the card into the reader, and then plugged the reader into the USB socket. Because yours is a built-in device, you may find this awkward to do.

Maybe things have improved.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Wow, I should have thought of that. It is on the USB Bus. Heres the output of lsusb.

Code:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Unfortunately, this looks like gibberish to me . Help me learn What next?
 
Old 01-10-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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It looks like you have some USB ports: three are USB 1.1 (slow), and one is 2.0 (faster).

Your card reader is not listed.

Could it be disabled in your BIOS ?

Some internal card readers have DRM built-in (like my sony vaio has a "Magic-gate" card slot that has DRM, and linux just ignores it completely. So I use a cheap external USB connected card reader and that works fine ( but see caveats above ).
 
Old 01-10-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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OK So I feel like a complete and total idiot and will probably print these posts to laugh at later. With 2 days no sleep between work and fixing shit at home, I calmly went to my computer to come to LinuxQuestions, to post this thread to see if i couldn't fix the problem that my fiancees computer had. In doing so I posted the lspci, kernel, and lsusb output from my computer, not hers. So allow me to fix this, and please forgive my moment of stupidity.

Kernel:
Code:
2.6.31.8-0.1-default

lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0)
lsusb:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 10f1:1a0f  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 
Old 01-10-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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So allow me to fix this, and please forgive my moment of stupidity.
It happens.

Looks like Bus 001 Device 002: ID 10f1:1a0f is probably your card reader

A search of http://google.com/linux for usb 10f1:1a0f returned nothing.

It's a very new PC? Sometimes all you have to do is wait a while. Be patient. Meanwhile try an external reader (they are cheap).
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help. I looked up usb 10f1:1a0f on google myself, and found this:
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...parentID=51398

It shows this as the webcam, which this computer has installed.

Specifically the lines:
[ 41.180604] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 41.190319] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Webcam-101 (10f1:1a0f)
[ 41.218243] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 41.218258] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)

Any ideas with this information? Also, With a card inserted and a reboot, I get the option to boot from a Generic USB Multi Card Reader. This option does not exist when the card is unplugged, so the computer recognizes it, just not OpenSuSE.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #8
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So, your card reader is (mostly) not recognised. It is not listed as a device.

I suspect that DRM is your problem. Modern hardware seems to have this built-in.

I cannot offer further advice. Sorry
 
Old 01-11-2010, 12:18 AM   #9
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OK. Sorry to be a bother. However I made a further accomplishment. By switching the card, I managed to get a change out of lsusb.

A new entry appeared:

Code:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0159 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
And now out of nowhere, The device even auto mounts. Apparently the card itself was damaged en route from the phone to the computer.

Thank you for all your assistance!
 
  


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