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Old 06-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Kubuntu and TI 5-in-1 not working


I have a problem with my TI 5-in-1 digital media card reader. After inserting card in the slot, reader seems to be trying to do something, but card is not mounted automatically. I have done my google-ing. All I have found yet is too old and saying that this is not fixed yet. Since the date, threads were supposed to be updated for the last time, was too long ago, I was wondering, if it is working now and if yes, if somebody can help me to get it working, because I'm starting to be a little bit upset with this.

Just tell me, what info you need

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-05-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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It might be working, and not automounting, and it might just not be working.

One way that I've used is to see if it's getting an entry in /dev. I use the following command line trick to see if an external zip drive is working quite often on my Fedora 6 box. If your computer is on for multiple days, you can try what I'd do, which is to plug in the card and type:

ls -l /dev | grep "Jun 5" (may need to sudo this).

Replacing "Jun 5" with the current date. You should be able to specify at least the hour, too; just grep for something in the format of ls -l /dev

That reduces the list of candidate devices. I expect your 5-in-1 reader will show up as something like /dev/sde2 or so, just like a hard drive. So I'd recommend trying to mount any of those first. Once you have something, say /dev/sde2, you'll want to try:

sudo mount /dev/sde2 /media/test (I guess first you should make a /media/test folder, or use any empty folder you like.)

This should at least tell you if that's the right device. If that works to get your media reader in place, that's the hard step; automounting shouldn't be such a big deal. Media readers aren't fantastically well supported yet in Linux, and often only a particular type of media will be supported (say, SD card but not MMC).

Anyway, good luck.
Old 06-06-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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At first, thanks for advice BogusTrumper...

I did what you told me to.

I greped something, but nothing, that could be my card. I entered ls -l /dev | grep "2007-06-06" | grep "23:" and got only "ptmx", "tty" and "xconsole".

Sometimes I got also "mmcblk0" and at first I thought It might be my card, but I did not get it always I used this grep, so it won't be what I'm looking for I guess.

I'm using micro SD with SD reduction, I hope it's not the problem. I don't have any SD card with me. I can get XD. But I suppose, that it's not the problem, that I'm using card with reduction.

Thanks one more time for your reply.

Any ideas?


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