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Old 05-14-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller Problem

Hi All,

I have a laptop which is HP nc6120.
it consists the following card reader.

CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller

Someone know any driver for this card reader device.

Old 05-14-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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Short Answer: There is no Linux driver for this device yet.

Long Answer:

The device you're actually referring to (the 7-in-1 memory card reader), is this device:
Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller

The device you've referred to is the PCMCIA/ CardBus controller chip, which is supported.

With regards to the 7-in-1 FlashMedia controller - it uses a proprietary Texas Instruments interface, so there is currently no available driver, and no easy way for anyone to write one.

There are a few projects around trying to reverse engineer the Windows driver and produce a Linux one, though only one is currently active: (note that the project author is only working towards using SD/MMC cards under Linux at the moment).
Old 05-14-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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Hi Cathectic,

Thank you for replying this mail.


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