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Using an SD card

Postby eltmusicbook on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:02 pm

Only installed Linux Mint 14 Maya last week, so I'm proud to say I'm a newbie!

I wish to use a 4GB SD card.

I have an SD slot on my PC that won't work.

I need to go ahead and buy a card read for USB, just wondered if it mattered what type/make I should buy? Does it make a difference? Will I need to install any special software or drivers?

Thanks.
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Re: Using an SD card

Postby lexon on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:34 am

I use SD cards with a reader with Mint 13 and no issues. Mint tells me the SD card is connected. Shows on the desktop and I get a pop up message.
My HP/Compaq laptop with a SD reader built in does the same. No extra software needed.
Same with a desktop and one laptop that I connect an eight in one reader. I have two other types of Media that work just fine, also.
USB flash drives work just fine with Mint also.
Might help here if you tell people the specs on your PC. I never had this problem.

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Re: Using an SD card

Postby lexon on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:36 am

A few years ago I picked up a reader off of ebay for less than ten dollars US funds. Free shipping.

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Re: Using an SD card

Postby lexon on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:01 pm

I just downloaded Mint 14, Gnome, Mate, 32 bit and running it as Live DVD. The laptop with built in SD reader shows the media icon right on the desktop. A pop up message is asking what application I would like to use to view the files.
Sorry, not very experienced with this. Best I can do. Stuff just seems to work for me, most of the time.

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