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Old 08-19-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
Kikazaru
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HOWTO Activate 6-1 Card Reader Suse 9.1


I guess this might be pretty simple, but I didn't find the answer after half an hour on the web...

How can I activate my card reader, so I can download photos off my digital camera? I managed in windows on the same (dual boot) machine so I know its possible...

Suse 9.1, x86_64, Shuttle SN85G4 (6-1 Card reader).

-It didn't automount when I shoved the card in the slot...

Thanks for any help.

Josh.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:46 AM   #2
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I find it best to unplug the card reader from the usb cable, plug the card into the slot, then plug the card reader back into the usb. Usually will detect it then. If it won't automount then mount it manually, but you usually still need to use the above plugging procedure.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Tim,

My card reader is actually a built in unit. There's a couple of slots on the front panel of my computer which apparently can interface with 6 different types of card... I guess its 6-2 rather than 6-1 but there you go.

So plugging the USB cable in/out is not an option (unless I buy an extra interface which rather makes having the 6-1 interface a bit pointless

I guess there must be some way to mount the card after I plug it into the 6-1 interface but I don't know what that device would be, or how to find out. I wonder if there's some setup I need to do before I can mount it too?

Josh.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:18 AM   #4
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I'll have to try some things here. The way I got mine working was the unplugging routine, and that has worked for others too... I'll experiment a bit

Hold on....

Hmm. My reader now works even if the reader is already plugged in and I plug the card in later, tho I'm using the 2.6.8.1 kernel and not using any automount as I don't like it much (I'm from the old days )

I have a /etc/fstab entry like:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/removable auto umask=0,user,noauto 0 0

as I know the cf card in the reader usually ends up as /dev/sda1 . With kde it just puts an icon for the device on the desktop and I can mount and unmount it there... The device is usually /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1 - you can get info from dmesg to see the device name

So I don't know why mine works and your's doesn't... Might be the newer kernel as I used to have problems with earlier kernels...
 
  


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