I have a problem with my xD picture card as many others do.
The well known problem is:
When I insert the xD card into the built-in 5 in 1 card reader of my laptop it doesn't work. An SD card for example does work with this reader, so it is not a "faulty hardware" problem we are talking about right now, and neither is a "HW is not recognized" kind of a problem. My card reader is seen as a
0f:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
in the lspci output.
The fdisk -l command doesn't show my inserted card by the way...
The interesting thing is, that when I insert the xD card into the reader slot of my PC, a line appears in the /var/log/messages log file. Here it is:
[ 3951.796192] tifm_core SmartMedia/xD card detected in socket 0:0
It seems that my card is recognized by the system in a way, but that's it. Nothing else happens.
I use debian testing with a 2.6.32-trunk kernel (what is this "trunk" here anyway?)
I know this isn't a unique problem and with a cheap external USB powered card reader (I have one) this whole thing can be worked around, but still.
I'm really interested if somebody actually found a way to get this work.