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Old 02-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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SD Card Reader Stopped Working on Sony Vaio


I believe this happened when I upgraded the kernel in order to deal with another issue.

Running Linux Mint KDE 16 64bit on a Sony Vaio laptop with the kernel upgraded to 3.13.2-031302-generic.

Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
08:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)
Code:
# dmesg | grep memstick
[ 6293.204696] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 6293.205221] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 6689.854847] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 6689.855734] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 6703.830427] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 6703.831023] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 6741.258475] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 6741.259022] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 7370.994876] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 7370.995494] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 7689.165659] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 7689.166558] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 7726.941076] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 7726.941759] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 7792.220385] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 7792.221241] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8150.730754] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8150.731649] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8177.953208] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8177.953644] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8179.357586] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8179.358303] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8633.205843] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8633.206729] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8825.509997] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8825.510400] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 8841.206997] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
[ 8841.207644] mspro_block: probe of memstick0 failed with error -110
[ 9022.074429] memstick0: switching to 4-bit parallel mode
All tips and advice very much appreciated!!
 
Old 02-21-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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Does fdisk -l pick it up?

Also does the back up kernel see it?

Last edited by rokytnji; 02-21-2014 at 10:40 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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Yes, fdisk -l does seem to pick it up:

Code:
# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000724ac

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   967006207   483502080   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       967008254   976771071     4881409    5  Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       967008256   976771071     4881408   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000c12b1

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048    62531583    31264768   83  Linux

Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 4998 MB, 4998561792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 607 cylinders, total 9762816 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe6fc6c4d

Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mspblk0: 8032 MB, 8032092160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 976 cylinders, total 15687680 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mspblk0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Not really sure how to check if the back-up kernel sees it. I know it used to work before I updated the kernel.

Really appreciate your assistance with this...

Thanks...
 
Old 02-21-2014, 01:12 PM   #4
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Well. Guessing it is the 32gig /dev/sdb.

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Not really sure how to check if the back-up kernel sees it. I know it used to work before I updated the kernel.
If you did not uninstall the new kernel. Use the shift key on power up to get into grub menu and the previous kernel will be in the menu.

Since fdisk sees it. The reader is working. Ubuntu is just not auto mounting it for you. I don't know how a kernel change can screw up a auto mount feature but
you can mount it manually as sudo in terminal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFjXfRZxi6I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mptqAB9Joxg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZT_ovEWEk8

I don't run Ubuntu . I am posting in AntiX.
I don't even run a Desktop Enviornment like you do but just a Window Manager called Icewm instead. To tell the truth. I am stumped how a kernel change could
screw up automount on a Desktop Environment. I don't even know what version
of Ubuntu you are running.

Like I'll show you how to below. The inxi command I used won't work for you though in Ubuntu. You need to install that on your own.


Edit: It's Friday and I am not all here. My Bad. Mint has INXI in it. I totally spaced out the KDE Mint statement in your original post. Sorry.

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
ID=debian
ANSI_COLOR="1;31"
HOME_URL="http://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.debian.org/support/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.debian.org/"
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid \n \l

harry@biker:~
$ uname -a
Linux biker 3.12-6.towo-siduction-686-pae #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 20 22:11:05 UTC 2013 i686 GNU/Linux
harry@biker:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-6.towo-siduction-686-pae i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-13_386-full Luddite 01 June 2013

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:19 PM   #5
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Doesn't Mint have a advanced menu choice in the grub menu
Use that to boot into the older kernel.

Lazy way out would be to use that kernel when wanting to use the sd card.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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Actually, the Card is /dev/mspblk0, /dev/sdb is the small SSD on my HDD.

Thanks for the tips, I'll work my way through them and let you know how I get on...

Cheers.
 
  


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