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Old 09-01-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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Question SD Card Reader not mounting


ok, I am running a toshiba a215-s4757 laptop. I have gotten all parts of the computer to work except the card reader. I have found little to no information on the subject.

I am running ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
ldpci shows
la:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Insturments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
la:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas insturments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
la:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Insturments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller


The only devices listed under /dev are sda, sda1, sda2, sda3. I have tesed thease and they are the 4 usb ports on the computer. Is there a guide or a method to read the cards that I have not found? please help.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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Try loading these modules:
sudo modprobe tifm_7xx1
sudo modprobe tifm_core
sudo modprobe tifm_sd

BTW /dev/sda devices reference a hard drive and not any particular USB port. Do you have an external USB drive connected to this laptop?

http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...12/xx21_driver

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Old 09-01-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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No not at the moment. But I pluged my 4gig flash drive to all my usb ports and it showed up on those hda devices respectively.
 
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Your flash drive has multiple partitions. Have you tried load the modules in my previous post yet?
 
Old 09-01-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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No not at the moment. But I pluged my 4gig flash drive to all my usb ports and it showed up on those hda devices respectively.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 10:53 PM   #6
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yes. I have not yet gone here
http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...12/xx21_driver
from your post above. But I am in the process
 
Old 09-01-2008, 11:03 PM   #7
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Is there a command that can tell me what device if any an item is attached to?
 
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oh, my had drives are on the hda block, sda seems to be my usb ports.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 06:47 AM   #9
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FYI:
/dev/hda is the master hard drive on the 1st IDE controller.
/dev/hdb is the slave drive on the 1st IDE controller.
/dev/hdc is the master hard drive on the 2nd IDE controller.
/dev/hdd is the slave drive on the 2nd IDE controller.
And so on

/dev/sdx device ID references SCSI drives which can actually be depending on the kernel an IDE drive or any drive connected to a SCSI, SATA, USB, or Firewire interface. In general the first drive recognized is assigned sda, next sdb and so on. It is also possible to assign a specific drive to a specific device ID.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 12:20 PM   #10
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Oh, ok. Thanks. I am still learning as you can tell. I have done what you said for the card reader, but I still can't find it to mount it.
 
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Where there any error messages when you loaded the modules?
Is there a card inserted into the reader?
Look at the output of the dmesg console command. Are there any references to the card reader being recognized? If you do not have the flash drive installed it should be sda.

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Old 09-02-2008, 04:35 PM   #12
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There were some errors, and the dmesg command says:

tifm_core: SmartMedia/xD card detected in socket 0:0
 
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And the errors were?
 
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This is the entire process for make:


make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build M=/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
CC [M] /home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.o
/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.c: In function ‘tifm_7xx1_probe’:
/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.c:344: error: ‘SA_SHIRQ’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.c:344: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.c:344: error: for each function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard/tifm_7xx1.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/ugsquish/downloads/sdcard] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
make: *** [all] Error 2
 
  


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