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Old 05-30-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Compact flash cards on mutli-reader


I posted a thread in hardware and I still have not solved the issue I am having with Slackware-11 and multicard reader.

THE ISSUE is that when I plug my CF-card into the reader "Slackware" does not see it, there is "NO" dmesg output at all. I get output from my memory stick and I also get output using one of the usb-cable-type cf-card reader. I do not get any output from the cf-card reader built into the computer.

My card is on /dev/sdb so I very simply should be able to mount it with "mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/cf" but due to the fact that "Slackware" does not see it when I plug it in there is not sdb1 for it to mount to.

If I try this "mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /mnt/cf" then "Slackware" will create the node sdb1 ( that is should do when I plug it in ) and at that point I can mount it and everything is good.

If I plug the card in the onboard reader and run hdparm -z /dev/sdb then I also have dmesg output and it creates the /dev/sdb1 node so I can mount it and everything is good.

But why oh why is Slackware not reading my card when I plug it in.

It works perfectly in Gentoo & Debian but will not work on Slackware-11 or Slackware-current. To make sure it was not something that I have tinkered with in my setups I cleared the Harddrive of all my linux partitions, setup all new partitions, and reinstalled Slackware-11.
I still have the same problem but I figured I would.

Whats the answer has anyone had this problem and solved it.

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Old 05-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by davimint
It works perfectly in Gentoo & Debian but will not work on Slackware-11 or Slackware-current.
How current is your Slackware-current installation? As of the 29th May, Slackware-current has HAL. Be sure to read the Changes & hints file when you update. Also, make sure that you add your user to the right groups.
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To make sure it was not something that I have tinkered with in my setups I cleared the Harddrive of all my linux partitions, setup all new partitions, and reinstalled Slackware-11.
I still have the same problem but I figured I would.
Which kernel are you using with Slackware-11?
 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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Didn't know that Pat had gotten that far along with HAL on current, My Slackware-current install was May-15.

Since I formated the Hard-Drive and wiped out everything yesterday just to make sure it wasn't something that I had done I've just got Slakcware-11 straight off the install Cd's. I did install Grub, Checkinstall, K3b, & 2.6.17.13-smp kernel from extra. I built Mplayer and converted Limewire from their rpm package so as you can see nothing strange has been done so I've got a stock slackware system that cant read my CF-Reader.

Got any ideas.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #4
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hal, fixed the problem my cf-reader now see the card.
 
  


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