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Old 12-28-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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Built-in card reader


Hi, I'm a linux newbie and I'm trying to avoid using Windows completely, but some details remain unsolveble.
I'm using Suse 10.1 on a Dell Ispiron 6400. No specifies about the built-in SD card reader.
How can I mount the card?
I've been searching here and there on the net but the solution seems to be still unknown.
Some similar threads have been posted but some months ago, so I hope that now there are news about it.

Thanks in advance for reply.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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This post:
http://www.togaware.com/linux/surviv..._Inspiron.html
says that the card reader needs the sdhci module. Is this loaded? (lsmod | grep sdhci to find out).
If not, load it like this (as root): modprobe sdhci
Then plug in your SD card and have a look at what dmesg says about it.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
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as root:

linux-edan:/home/Jerico # bash: modprobe: command not found
bash: bash:: command not found
linux-edan:/home/Jerico # modprobe sdhci
FATAL: Module sdhci not found.
linux-edan:/home/Jerico # FATAL: Module sdhci not found.
bash: FATAL:: command not found


lsmod | grep sdhci ----> no response signal


help me
 
Old 12-29-2006, 05:14 AM   #4
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Quote:
lsmod | grep sdhci ----> no response signal
So the module isn't loaded.
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linux-edan:/home/Jerico # modprobe sdhci
FATAL: Module sdhci not found.
So your distro doesn't have this module.
What kernel are you running ( uname -a )?
Maybe try another distro? (kubuntu is hard to beat)
 
Old 12-29-2006, 09:37 AM   #5
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Linux linux-edan 2.6.16.21-0.25-smp #1 SMP Tue Sep 19 07:26:15 UTC 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

are u saying that I should switch to another distro just to see my SD card?
excuse me, but it seems a bit stupid, isn't it?
 
Old 12-29-2006, 09:56 AM   #6
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Well, your distro doesn't seem to have the module needed for your card. I do not know why this is.
Options:
1] Get the source code for the module, compile it, insert it. I have only recompiled my kernel once, and do not feel sufficiently proficient to help someone else, so please don't ask me for help with this!
2] Upgrade your kernel. According to the link I gave you earlier, "With kernel 2.6.18 the card reader just works!"
3] Try another distro. Kubuntu can be run from the install CD, without installing, so you can see if your hardware is supported.
4] Start another thread along the lines of "How do I install the module 'sdhci'?"
 
Old 12-29-2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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I can't find a newest kernel. Could me advice of some repositories ?

I will try to start the module...the point is that I'd like to use Suse...

Thanks anyway
 
  


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