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Old 05-26-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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ho do I access my card reader - Suse 9.1


Hi all - I just installed Suse 9.1 Personal - I would like to acces a USB compact flash card reader (Siig ju-rcf012) - I have tried everything I can think of and can't figure out how to install and access this hardware. Help!!!!!

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Old 05-26-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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Do you have hotplug enabled?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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What do you mean by "accessing" the reader ?

Do you mean you have a card inserted in the reader but can not access the card ?

What is the output of:
cat /etc/mtab

Check also if the needed usb modules are loaded uhci or ohci and perhaps ehci

So, e.g

lsmod | grep uhci

If modlues are loaded then it may be a problem with the supermounter

SuSE 9.1 uses submount as default to mount removable media. I had many problems
with subfs. If not logged in as root, it took 5 min. and more to recognize that a
USB card was plugged in.

You may also take a look on:

http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&....os.linux.suse


Regards,
Vlad!
 
Old 05-26-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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I guess I am a *real* newbie, because I do not know how to enable ANYTHING. The card reader is hooked to USB - that works because my cable modem is hooked to USB too. That's what I think you mean? I can find no link, reference, ANYTHING to the card reader. The lights are on, but other than that it doesn't seem to exist.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:52 AM   #5
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Hello joel b,

well I 'm not sure if I really understand your question, but let my try to answer to what
I *think* you may be asking:

In Linux you can see all attached USB devices with:
lsusb
or usbview (if you prefer the GUI stuff).

You shall see a line similar to:
...
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c0b:27cb ACME-Tech Card Reader/Writer
...

for your reader

If you are used to Windows then there is a difference:
Windows will display all the slots of the reader as drives - so every
slot will get a drive Letter- (e.g. in Win-Explorer) *independent* of whether there
are cards inserted in those slots or not.

In Linux, however, you can mount a device (and display a drive-icon in e.g KDE/Konqueror) *only*
if there is a card *inserted* into a slot of the reader.
In Linux those devices (when card inserted) can be accessed via /dev/sdX
where X can be a,b,c......
As you see the cards are handled as kind of SCSI disks (sd = SCSI Disk) in Linux.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 05-27-2004 at 12:54 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #6
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Try inserting a card into the reader. Supposing you are in KDE, if an icon for the drive appears a moment later everything should be ok. I had problems with a card reader in SuSE, too, but your saying that the lights are actually on suggests it works alright, it just needs to be fed. As soon as the lights went on on mine it did work

Robin
 
Old 07-26-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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did anyone get this working?

here is the output when i used lsusb command:

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 05dc:0001 Lexar Media, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 03f0:020c Hewlett-Packard Multimedia Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 03f0:010c Hewlett-Packard Multimedia Keyboard Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 03f0:0211 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

its there, but now what???

thanks
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:37 AM   #8
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Now check if the device is already mounted, with
mount

If you are using SuSE 9.1 then the submount may already have mounted the device.

If the device is not mounted, then there may be some problems.

You may take a look on /var/log/messages after you insert the memory card to see
what the device name is.

cat /var/log/messages

Also check your /etc/fstab and make sure, you mount the partition from
the device.

If, for example, your device is /dev/sda then the partition on it is
/dev/sda1. It's the partition (/dev/sda1) you need to mount.


Take also a look on:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...25#post1065725

I suggest you browse through the entire thread. There are suggestions how to mount the "old" way.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 07-27-2004 at 01:28 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:06 AM   #9
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hi vlad, thanks for replying...i have tried to view the var/log and it hangs after insertion of the card. doesnt tell me anything except the manufacture name and the address is either 6 or 8 (ive done it a few times :
Jul 26 17:59:00 linux /USR/SBIN/CRON[11390]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
Jul 26 18:21:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 18:41:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 18:59:00 linux /USR/SBIN/CRON[12574]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
Jul 26 19:21:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 19:41:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 19:59:00 linux /USR/SBIN/CRON[13619]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
Jul 26 20:21:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 20:41:38 linux -- MARK --
Jul 26 20:59:00 linux /USR/SBIN/CRON[14630]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
Jul 26 21:03:56 linux kernel: usb 4-2.2: USB disconnect, address 8
Jul 26 21:03:59 linux kernel: usb 4-2.2: new full speed USB device using address 9
Jul 26 21:03:59 linux kernel: usb 4-2.2: Product: LEXAR MEDIA
Jul 26 21:03:59 linux kernel: usb 4-2.2: Manufacturer: LEXAR MEDIA
Jul 26 21:03:59 linux kernel: usb 4-2.2: SerialNumber: 1.00)

after this entry, it just sits there and i have to close out the terminal to get a fresh line again.
is there anything useful in these few lines??
thanks.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:21 PM   #10
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Moved to
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=207303

See replay there.
 
  


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