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Postby dnmint on Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:33 am

My compaq Pressario PC has 4 built in card readers ( apart from 4 usb ports). Mint in Comuter recognises the USB ports but not the card readers. possibly the drivers need to be loaded ( I thought this should happen 'out of box').
Pls advise as to how I can have the card readers recognised in Mint.
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Re: Card readers

Postby miket on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:23 am

Hi !

dnmint wrote:My compaq Pressario PC has 4 built in card readers ( apart from 4 usb ports). Mint in Comuter recognises the USB ports but not the card readers. possibly the drivers need to be loaded ( I thought this should happen 'out of box').
Pls advise as to how I can have the card readers recognised in Mint.
Thank you


Before you can even start thinking of which modules are required you are going to have to find out the make and model of the card readers ... and what type they are.

Open a terminal and enter the following commands :

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sudo lshw


This should give you the necessary information which then should allow you to search for information on which modules are required.

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Re: Card readers

Postby dnmint on Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:03 am

*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
*-scsi
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@5:8
logical name: scsi4
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
product: Compact Flash
vendor: Generic-
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdb
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
product: SM/xD-Picture
vendor: Generic-
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdc
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
product: SD/MMC
vendor: Generic-
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sdd
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdd
*-disk:3
description: SCSI Disk
product: MS/MS-Pro
vendor: Generic-
physical id: 0.0.3
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.3
logical name: /dev/sde
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sde
dnmint@dnmint-desktop:~$
Apart from processor, hardisk, memory etc which I could identify, the above are entries I could not
Any suggestions ?
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Re: Card readers

Postby dnmint on Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:18 pm

Any advice?
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Re: Card readers

Postby Mr. Blue on Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:27 pm

Does anything happen when you insert a card? Any kind of error, or is it quiet?
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Re: Card readers

Postby dnmint on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:52 pm

It is 'quiet'. No recognition no light coming
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Re: Card readers

Postby Mr. Blue on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:39 am

Post the output of dmesg. After inserting the card run:

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dmesg |tail -25
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Re: Card readers

Postby dnmint on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:53 am

Tried now. It was recognised as a NO Name folder- SD card with photos
Seems fine
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