How to disable built-in SD Card Reader ???

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How to disable built-in SD Card Reader ???

Postby bny§ on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:49 am

Hi all

I am runnning Mint14 cinnamon x64 on my UX32VD and was wondwering how to disable the built-in SD-Card reader.
I don't use it and it is eating through my battery (5Watts)

lsusb shows :
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$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0139 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card reader
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b330 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 8087:07da Intel Corp.


while lsmod shows :
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$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
msr                    12909  0
pci_stub               12623  1
vboxpci                23195  0
bbswitch               13612  0
vboxnetadp             25671  0
vboxnetflt             23480  0
vboxdrv               287190  3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32049  1
snd_hda_codec_realtek    78147  1
joydev                 17458  0
btusb                  22475  0
uvcvideo               76750  0
videobuf2_core         32852  1 uvcvideo
videodev              120310  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
videobuf2_vmalloc      12861  1 uvcvideo
coretemp               13401  0
videobuf2_memops       13405  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
kvm_intel             132760  0
kvm                   414071  1 kvm_intel
ghash_clmulni_intel    13221  0
rts5139               356200  0
aesni_intel            51038  1
cryptd                 20404  2 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
aes_x86_64             17256  1 aesni_intel
asus_nb_wmi            12711  0
asus_wmi               24089  1 asus_nb_wmi
sparse_keymap          13891  1 asus_wmi
mxm_wmi                13022  0
arc4                   12530  2
dm_multipath           22874  0
scsi_dh                14598  1 dm_multipath
snd_hda_intel          33492  3
snd_hda_codec         134213  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              17699  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                96668  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi           13325  0
snd_rawmidi            30513  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     14900  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                61555  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
wmi                    19071  2 asus_wmi,mxm_wmi
snd_timer              29426  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14498  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
mac_hid                13206  0
bnep                   18141  2
snd                    78921  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
rfcomm                 46620  0
parport_pc             32689  0
microcode              22804  0
bluetooth             209249  12 btusb,bnep,rfcomm
ppdev                  17074  0
binfmt_misc            17501  1
psmouse                95595  0
serio_raw              13216  0
nls_iso8859_1          12714  1
soundcore              15048  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         18485  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
iwlwifi               386799  0
lpc_ich                17062  0
mac80211              540032  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              206797  2 iwlwifi,mac80211
i915                  520615  3
drm_kms_helper         49113  1 i915
mei                    40691  0
drm                   288721  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13414  1 i915
video                  19391  1 i915
lp                     17760  0
parport                46346  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
dm_raid45              76813  0
ahci                   25721  4
libahci                31192  1 ahci
xor                    17153  1 dm_raid45
dm_mirror              22029  0
dm_region_hash         20850  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 18530  3 dm_raid45,dm_mirror,dm_region_hash


Somebody from the #linuxmint-help chan told me that if I could identify the driver, then I can shut it down.

Thanks
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Re: How to disable built-in SD Card Reader ???

Postby eanfrid on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:17 am

The best way is to permanently disable it in/from the BIOS, if you can.
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