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Old 11-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
kylefrikkentoth
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Lost SD card in laptop, can anything tell me when it came out of machine last?


I lost my SD card and cant remember when it last came out. Is there a logging program or system app that can tell me when approximately it came out of my laptop? Im running GNOME on linux mint. Thanks guys! Any help would be greatly appreciated, as its my bosses SD card and he's expecting it for work tomorrow
 
Old 11-09-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Maybe looking through your old /var/log/syslog files (the system usually keeps 5-10 old versions around) for when the system lost contact, assuming of course that the laptop was on or hibernating at the time. If it was off when it fell out, you're probably hosed unless it was recognized at one boot and not at the next boot.

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Hmm... I'm 95 percent sure it was on when it came out. it was in the "Storage Expansion" slot if that helps. im going to look now!
 
Old 11-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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Well, I took another SD card, plugged it in than took it out, and it said MMC0 something. then MMC) removed, LEXAR 1.9GB SD card. So I searched all of today, and it basically says everytime I turn on my machine, it registers it. So is there anything that can help me see it specifically, or is it just the last time I turned on my computer?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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I would look for the /dev/sdX name assigned (as opposed to MMC0) and then search the logs for that.

You can open a terminal and do tail -f /var/log/syslog and then put the card in and you should be able to see where it is identified.

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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Alright. I'll try that. I just want to see if rebooting makes it still say MMC0 without a memory stick, if it does its leading me on a false trail. If it doesnt, it means that I was removed after 2:00, and I noticed it was missing around 2:30, so its going somewhere.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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it says
mmcblk0: mmc0:b386 LEXAR 1.86 GiB
mmcblk0: p1

and the last time mmcblk0 is entered in the log is 12:00 pm... Lunchtime. So does this mean it was lost from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm? Oh god I hope not...
 
Old 11-09-2010, 07:03 PM   #8
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Bump. I see that I turned on my laptop on around 11:57, and it registered. I forgot to think that, I turned it off after 3 minutes, did some stuff, and turned it on about 20 minutes later, but the memory card wasn't in the log. So in this 20 minutes, the memory card was lost. Any thoughts?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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Yes, it seems very popular to blame Bill Gates for such things; at least on these forums. Otherwise, I'd say you've just found something I doubt you would have been able to get from Windows. I wish I could narrow some lost items down to a 20 minute period of time. BTW, your logic about the timing seems correct, to me.

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #10
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Lol, yeah. Thank god for linux. Everytime I have a problem with something I think absent mindedly "Theres gotta be a linux program for that" XD
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #11
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Yup if you can't find it in Linux it probably doesn't exist!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
 
  


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