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Old 10-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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SD / MMC interface not seeing any cards...


Stick an SD / MMC card into the port, and the laptop doesn't read the card (new Dell l/top).

Leave the card in the camera, link by USB, and the camera is ID'd, and card / photos read properly.

What's the command to see if the interface is seen?


ed.
lots of info returned in dmesg - do I need to post it all?
saw no 'relevent info in lspci, or lsusb...
lshw???

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Model of the hardware and what distro you're using would be helpful.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Open a terminal and run the command
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tail -f /var/log/messages
Then plug in the SD-card and post the messages that are appearing new in the terminal.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Open a terminal and run the command
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tail -f /var/log/messages
Then plug in the SD-card and post the messages that are appearing new in the terminal.
Thanks there Sir...

NO response in CLI with 2 different SD cards.

Hardware function confirmed positive in Windows environment...
 
Old 10-30-2012, 06:38 AM   #5
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Thread moved, but no more ideas?

I told ubuntuforum guys that they did too much policing, and not enough guessing at help.

Policing is easier, I guess...
 
Old 10-31-2012, 09:46 AM   #6
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bumpin'; can't give up hope on Linux...

(or Canonical, with no sound, wireless, etc., all in the same machine)
 
Old 11-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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Daily bump here...
 
Old 11-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #8
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Daily bump here...
Otra ves, noch einmal, etc...
 
Old 11-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #9
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May be it helps if we see more info:
- distro and version
- hardware (model/manufacturer)
- output of lspci/lsusb
 
Old 11-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
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2.6.32-44-generic

10.04

cbdell@cbdell-laptop:~$ uname -r
2.6.32-44-generic
cbdell@cbdell-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0154 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0166 (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e3a (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e10 (rev c4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e18 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e57 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 1e22 (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4365 (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
cbdell@cbdell-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21d7 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:644b Microdia
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
cbdell@cbdell-laptop:~$
 
Old 11-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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OK, from what I can see you run Ubuntu 10.04 and the lspci program has no proper descriptions for your hardware. This usually means that the hardware you use is newer than that particular version of Ubuntu and therefore simply may miss the necessary drivers to get all your hardware working. I would recommend to try it with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Ubuntu 12.10.
A test with a Live-CD/DVD/USB should be sufficient to see if the cardreader is working in those newer versions.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #12
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12.04 live environment recognizes SD / MMC card.

I don't know where wireless is, to test (fail in 10.04, with Broadcom 4365) (hardwire connection now).

I think I heard sound as X-Server started (fail in 10.04).

Unity is abject fail.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #13
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For the Broadcom card you will have to install proprietary drivers, which is pretty easy on Ubuntu (and derivatives) using the additional drivers program. If you don't like Unity you can of course also try Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE) or the Gnome 3 edition of Ubuntu. Alternatively you can try Mint with MATE or Cinnamon, which are designed to resemble the Gnome 2 desktop.
 
  


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