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Card reader

Postby dtl on Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:21 pm

Hi everyone,
I've installed the new glorious Gloria on my PC a couple of weeks ago and couldn't believe that it's even better then Mint 5 I had until I broke it with my feeble attempts to learn more. This version is just amazing. Everything works nearly out of the box + has more clever design ideas then I need. It detects all hardware and gadgets I have without a problem except for the 5 in1 card reader. I'm more curious then troubled however about the fact that it takes around an hour before it finally discovers that ..yes - the msdc card from my camera has been inserted. Anybody has an idea about why would that happen ?

Congratulations and a big thank you for freeing us from Windows. :D
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Re: Card reader

Postby lagagnon on Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:36 pm

Remove the reader, open a terminal and type "tail -f /var/log/messages", insert the reader (with card) and watch the messages. Post them to this thread and maybe we can then help you out....
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Re: Card reader

Postby dtl on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:30 am

Thanks for the reply, The card reader is internal. I'm not sure if and how I'm able to remove it.
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Re: Card reader

Postby DataMan on Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:16 am

This is kind of a non-to-low tech response with a suggestion. I installed one of these card readers in my pc. My experience was that the thing became flaky after about 2-3 months of use. My solution was to purchase an external one and plug it into one of the available usb ports as needed. No problems since this conversion. With the low price of these things these days, it might be money well spent to avoid the kind of difficulties you're running into.

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Re: Card reader

Postby dtl on Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:20 am

Thanks for the suggestion. As I said I am more curious then troubled by this. I have other ways to connect my camera to the pc that work flawlessly with Mint. So .. no stress.
Idea appreciated nevertheless. :)
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Re: Card reader

Postby Ram on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:30 am

This sounds like the issue I have with my Dell Mini 9 and a few Acer users.

In the std Dell Ubuntu 8.04 lts release my system can read my 4 gig sd card.
From Ubuntu 9.04 the same card is not readable, same for Mint 7. I think this more to do with the kernal version of 2.6.28.xx ( xx = 11 and newer ).

Have look here the workaround my work for you, it did for me.
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Re: Card reader

Postby lagagnon on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:05 am

dtl wrote:Thanks for the reply, The card reader is internal. I'm not sure if and how I'm able to remove it.

Sorry, then plug an SD card into it and do what I suggested above.
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Re: Card reader

Postby No One on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:24 pm

I'm also trying to get a card to work. I have an SD card, for an Acer Aspireone. It goes directly into the computer, so I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but I'm looking for anything that could help at the moment.

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tail -f /var/log/messages
Jul 13 17:51:16 L kernel: [   20.525428] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Jul 13 17:51:17 L kernel: [   20.655578] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
Jul 13 17:53:02 L kernel: [  125.667295] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
Jul 13 17:56:32 L sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: Called
Jul 13 17:56:32 L sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: username = [sco]
Jul 13 17:56:32 L sudo: Warning: Using default salt value (undefined in ~/.ecryptfsrc)
Jul 13 18:11:06 L -- MARK --
Jul 13 18:14:01 L sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: Called
Jul 13 18:14:01 L sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: username = [sco]
Jul 13 18:14:03 L sudo: Warning: Using default salt value (undefined in ~/.ecryptfsrc)
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Re: Card reader

Postby lagagnon on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:12 pm

No One: you are hijacking someone else's thread - not good forum practise. Anyways read this:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=28878&p=167894&hilit=aspire+one#p167894
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Re: Card reader

Postby No One on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:09 am

I was not aware that mentioning my similar problem would qualify as "hijacking". Is it impossible that we might need similar solutions? I find it incredibly redundant, however I appreciate that you've told me of the policy.

I've already attempted what you posted in the link. Seeing as further posting in this thread apparently counts as hijacking, I will create another thread.
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Re: Card reader

Postby dtl on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:33 pm

[/quote]Sorry, then plug an SD card into it and do what I suggested above.[/quote]

Sorry for my slowness. Had to go away for a couple of days and as usual as soon as I ask for help the card has been working beautifully . Ha,ha. Shall I still follow your advice or do I wait for when it's playing up again ? Pardon my ignorance. :)
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