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Old 12-27-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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Linux compatible flash card reader


All the flash card readers I see in stores require Windows or Mac OS. Is there a Linux compatible card? (I am currently using Ubuntu 7.10)
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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I have a no-name cheapie multi card reader. It works fine for me. On this particular pc I'm using Mint which is based on ubuntu 7.10 gutsy.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #3
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what type of card are you trying to read?


did you check the HCL on this website?
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:47 PM   #4
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Most of them that plug in through a usb port work fine. The only ones that I've had problems with are the multicard readers built into laptops.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:51 PM   #5
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All the flash card readers I see in stores require Windows or Mac OS. Is there a Linux compatible card? (I am currently using Ubuntu 7.10)
I use this Sandisk Reader/Writer at work with many flavors of Linux and it works great.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:52 PM   #6
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card reader

I use a "Promaster" model 1680 which is often found at camera stores.

It works perfect with Slackware, and most likely will with other distros. And yes, the documentation says it requires Windows.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Rts 5130 chipset

i have a cardreader with a RTS5130 chipset inside that works on linux the chipset AU6368 doesnot, i use puppy and raspberry.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
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I never looked at the documentation for any of my SD or xD card readers. With one exception, I've never had a problem with any version of Linux reading an SD or xD card in any card reader (the exception was reading an xD card using the JMicron multicard reader built in to my Acer Aspire One ZG5)
 
Old 10-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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All the flash card readers I see in stores require Windows or Mac OS. Is there a Linux compatible card? (I am currently using Ubuntu 7.10)
if it is USB, it will read the data on the SD card in Linux.

manufactures typically fail to list Linux as a supported OS as they are PAID by Microsoft to NOT "officially" support it.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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I never looked at the documentation for any of my SD or xD card readers. With one exception, I've never had a problem with any version of Linux reading an SD or xD card in any card reader (the exception was reading an xD card using the JMicron multicard reader built in to my Acer Aspire One ZG5)
Same. All of the USB card readers I've used work just fine under Linux. The only card reader I've found that doesn't is the SD reader built into my Lenovo laptop.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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You are unlikely to find a product in the store that says "compatible with Linux" on the box. I can't say it never happens, but it's very rare.

The people who design the packaging don't even *think* of Linux.
 
  


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