First of all thanks for responding to my post.
After receiving your response, I reloaded ubuntu 9.10 and started to read more about others with the same or similar issue.
I found one post that indicted that sometimes it's the memory card, so I switched to another card and lo and behold the reader works. However it will not read an Xd card only SDHL and Micro SD cards which are the only other 2 that I had.
At this point I can plug the camera into the laptop via a usb port to get the pictures from the camera's Xd card.
So at this point I'm good to go because I can read and write to the 2 SD media cards by inserting them into the on board laptop reader and as I mentioned above I can get the pix via a USB cable.
Once again thanks for your time.
Originally Posted by evo2
The "mkdir /dev/mcr" was a mistake.
What is the output of dmesg just after inserting the media card?
Another useful bit of information can be provided by lsscsi (you may have to install it first )
To install lsscsi
sudo apt-get install lsscsi
Then with the card inserted, run: