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Old 11-27-2005, 06:34 AM   #1
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How to make working 9 in 1 memory card reader ?


Hi, I have a 9 in 1 card but I don't know how to use it : are there package / module I have to install / load ?? Or what 'mount' command have I to enter ?

Here is my lspci :
Code:
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Processor to I/O Controller (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
02:00.0 Modem: Smart Link Ltd. SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem (rev 04)
02:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev f0)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
Is my 9 in 1 card the last line ?
Any help is welcome

Last edited by nicofo; 11-27-2005 at 06:41 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Memory cards use SCSI emulation (though 2.6 also has the new usb block device).

If you don't have SCSI support, you'll need to recompile. You need scsi disk and usb-storage support. You will also need the "Probe all LUNs" option selected. Even if you have scsi support already, that option may not be selected. If it isn't, you'll need to recompile.

Alternatively, if you are using 2.6 you could try the usb block device module which is incompatible with usb-storage, so it's one or the other.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer.
I suppose I already have SCSI support since my HD is recognize in /dev/sda. I think I have the "Probe all LUNs" option selected (I have done a 'make xconfig' in the sources of my kernel and this option is selected : is that the right way to see if the option is selected ??).
How to see if 'usb-storage' is on my system (I am a newbie : is that an option for the kernel too or a module ?) ? I suppose I have USB support because I can use some usb devices (e.g. wifi via usb-device).
I can make 'modprobe usb-storage' (this module is not loaded by default). The result of lsmod | grep usb is then :
Code:
lsmod | grep usb
usb_storage            74761  0
scsi_mod              135785  3 usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
It seems that I have all I need to use memory cards. But I don't know how to use and access it ?
Additional info : when I insert a memory card, no led is lit : nothing happened.

I am on Fedora 4 with a 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 kernel.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:24 AM   #4
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Been offline for a few days, have you resolved this yet?

Your configuration looks OK. Do a

Code:
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
to see what devices are attached.

Assuming that this shows usb-storage is loaded and working, then you should be able to access memory cards just like a hard drive, e.g. fdisk -l /dev/sdX and so on. dmesg should tell you the correct device.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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Hi,
I have finally find the answer in the French forum of Packard Bell.
The solution was to reinitialize the power (cfr link) by pushing the on/off button for ~30 sec while the computer is unplugged.
Strange but after that it was working fine.
Thanks for your answers.
 
  


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