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Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:24 am

I need mint to see this card so I can use it with Timeshift (currently Mint only sees up to 64GB cards). Laptop is a 2019 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series 5570 with 8th gen i7. Mint Kernel is 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits. Has built-in SD card slot that accepts the micro SD via an adapter. Windows 10 sees the 128GB OK.

I'm hoping to get Mint to see up to a 256GB card.

Any wisdom will be appreciated.

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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by Lord Boltar » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 am

Is the SD Card formatted to NTFS? if so check to see if ntfs-3g is installed or not you can do that through the Synaptic Package Manager
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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by Pierre » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 am

my 2c would be, that you are pushing the Limits of the Linux System.

ie: don't go by your experience with the Windows System, as that uses proprietary drivers.
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wheras the Linux System uses the drivers that are inbuilt into the Linux Kernel,
as thus may not work on certain hardware.
- the thing is, that when using any Linux System, it does pay to be an bit conservative.

like on my win-10 based Lenovo 100s which has an 32Gb eMMC hardcard for it's main drive,
& so I've placed an 32Gb microSD card into that same micro-card reader - as the D: drive.
- - could have used an bigger sized microSD card, but wouldn't have pushed it past 64Gb, though.
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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:39 am

I edited this post. I checked Synaptics SW Mgr and yes, ntfs-3g is installed, version 1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.2.

Mint Disks won't see the 128GB card at all.

I booted W10 and, after seeing the chasing dots of madness and remembering how much I hate windows, I found that the card had a 32 GB FAT32 partition with the remaining 89GB unformatted. So I deleted the 32GB FAT32 (because it just appeared to be "recovery" stuff put there by Sandisk), and reformatted the entire 128 GB card as NTFS. Mint Disks still won't see the card.

Unfortunately, Dell's documentation fails to indicate the max size card.

Any more ideas?

Thanks,

Rod
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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by Pierre » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:42 am

it may even be formatted to exFAT / FAT64 type file-system.
- only the later Linux version will recognise that format.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft ... en-source/?
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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:20 am

Pierre, Please see my edits above. I do appreciate the help. Because I have a lot of stuff on this Dell (a very nice laptop, BTW; has a 1TB WD HDD and I added a superfast M2 512 GB Samsung EVO for the OS) I'm having a hard time doing Timeshift backups to a 64GB card. Just too small. And since Timeshift won't use NTFS/FAT32, to backup to an external medium I need a dedicated card or USB for TS. But this laptop only has 3 USB so for scheduled BU, I prefer to use the SD card slot, as I rarely use it otherwise.

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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by AndyMH » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:29 am

Might be relevant - got a lenovo T430 with a SD card slot in it. In the past have had a 256G SD card in there and linux had no problems with it. Can't remember, but probably reformatted it ext4. Now have 32G card from my camera. In the SD card slot mint will read it partially, gparted has problems with it and can't copy photos off it with nemo. Put same card in an SD to USB adaptor and put into one of the usb ports - no problems!! This was yesterday. No idea why but will try reformatting it. Note it is not a hardware problem with the laptop, I have more than one T430 and it is the same with the others.

So... if you have a SD to USB adaptor does it work that way?
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Re: MINT 19.1 WON'T RECOGNIZE 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 am

Andy, Yes. I have two 128GB microSDXC cards, one formatted ext3/ext4, and the other NTFS (Mint properties doesn't say NTFS, it says "fuse" but I know it's NTFS because I just formatted it in W10). But if either 128GB card is in the SD card slot, Mint ignores them. Go figure.

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:49 am

Hi, wildalaska.

I am a bit confused why Linux Mint 19.x should not be able to see and use an 128 GB microSDXC UHS-1 storage card. :?
I run my Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit and my Ubuntu Mate 18.04 64-bit from such a card. Plugged into the SD card slot.
Admittedly, Ubuntu 18.04 Mate is not 100% identical to Mint 19.x. But Mint 19.x is based on Ubuntu 18.04.
So I am a bit uncertain why it should not work.
Without intending to promote a particular brand: My card is a SanDisk ExtremePro SDXC UHS-1 card, size 128 GB.
And the notebook where it works is a Dell Latitude E5470 from 2016.

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When I had booted the same machine from an AntiX 17.4.1 live system, this Antix live system could not be persuaded to see the SDXC device. Reason being that AntiX seems to be missing the needed kernel modules. But Ubuntu has supported the machine and the SDXC card since Ubuntu 14.04.5 (kernel 4.4.0-xx required).
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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:27 am

Hello, wildalaska.

Have just started up the Dell notebook from the Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit live system.
The SanDisk ExtremePro SDXC UHS-1 card, size 128 GB, was detected automatically and all filesystems on it mounted automatically.

Please, see my inxi report below.

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mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fdpx3z
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.8 
           wm: muffin 4.0.5 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E5470 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0P88J9 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: 1.9.4 date: 08/26/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 50.5 Wh condition: 52.4/62.0 Wh (85%) volts: 8.4/7.6 model: Samsung SDI DELL TXF9M6A 
           type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake rev: 3 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19200 
           Speed: 500 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 3: 501 4: 500 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 vendor: Dell Skylake GT2 driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:1916 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 compat-v: 3.0 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip ID: 8086:9d70 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:1f.6 
           chip ID: 8086:156f 
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24f3 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 253.24 GiB used: 39.12 GiB (15.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: AGICF size: 119.08 GiB serial: <filter> scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: X400 M.2 2280 128GB size: 119.24 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
           rev: 0012 scheme: MBR 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Fit size: 14.91 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 1.26 
           scheme: MBR 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: f060 bus ID: 00:17.0 
           chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 21 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.77 GiB used: 45.8 MiB (2.5%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
           ID-2: /cdrom raw size: 1.84 GiB size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: iso9660 dev: /dev/loop0 
           ID-3: /isodevice size: 14.89 GiB used: 7.25 GiB (48.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 
           ID-4: /media/mint/Five size: 29.40 GiB used: 10.08 GiB (34.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p5 
           ID-5: /media/mint/One size: 29.40 GiB used: 9.15 GiB (31.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p1 
           ID-6: /media/mint/Six size: 23.58 GiB used: 12.55 GiB (53.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p6 
           ID-7: /media/mint/Two size: 29.40 GiB used: 43.9 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
           ID-8: /rofs raw size: 1.76 GiB size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: 34.0 C sodimm: 33.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 5m Memory: 3.53 GiB used: 632.7 MiB (17.5%) Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 
           Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.27 
mint@mint:~$ 
In the inxi report above this drive is the SDXC card:
ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: AGICF size: 119.08 GiB serial: <filter> scheme: MBR

In the inxi report above these partitions are located on the SDXC card:

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           ID-4: /media/mint/Five size: 29.40 GiB used: 10.08 GiB (34.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p5 
           ID-5: /media/mint/One size: 29.40 GiB used: 9.15 GiB (31.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p1 
           ID-6: /media/mint/Six size: 23.58 GiB used: 12.55 GiB (53.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p6 
           ID-7: /media/mint/Two size: 29.40 GiB used: 43.9 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
The kernel loads the following modules, which seem to make sure that the SDXC card is recognized and fully usable:

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mint@mint:/$ lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx"
rtsx_pci_ms            20480  0
memstick               16384  1 rtsx_pci_ms
mmc_block              36864  5
rtsx_pci_sdmmc         24576  0
rtsx_pci               65536  2 rtsx_pci_sdmmc,rtsx_pci_ms

Therefore, it would be interesting to see from your Dell machine the corresponding output of the terminal commands:

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inxi -Fdpx3z

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lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx"
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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by AndyMH » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:48 pm

On my T430 with a working 128G SD card in the slot lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx" returns

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mmc_block              36864  3
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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi Karl,

Thanks to you and Andy for taking the time to help. Your findings are encouraging that a soln is there somewhere.
The card I'm using is the same as yours, except it's not a "pro": SanDisk Extreme Plus microSDXC UHS-1 Card

I noticed that your Mint desktop is slightly earlier. Could that be it? Or is it running live? Next I think I'll try booting live and see what happens.

The 128GB card is plugged into the SD slot and Here is the output of the inxi -Fdpx3z command:

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rod@rod-Inspiron-5570:~$ inxi -Fdpx3z
System:
  Host: rod-Inspiron-5570 Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 wm: muffin 4.0.7 
  dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5570 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0D65FD v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.3 
  date: 05/15/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.5 Wh condition: 38.5/42.0 Wh (92%) volts: 12.6/11.4 
  model: SMP DELL Y3F7Y6B type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31872 
  Speed: 3200 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2849 2: 1991 
  3: 2262 4: 1982 5: 3206 6: 2853 7: 2402 8: 3176 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  tty: N/A 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-47-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell 
  driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:3165 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.37 TiB used: 501.19 GiB (35.8%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB 
  size: 465.76 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 1B2QEXM7 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-75Z10T1 
  size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 1A02 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Generic model: Flash Disk size: 1.88 GiB 
  serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVD+-RW GU90N rev: A1C3 
  dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 274.01 GiB used: 44.92 GiB (16.4%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511.0 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
  ID-3: /media/rod/11SBO size: 360.7 MiB used: 360.7 MiB (100.0%) fs: udf 
  dev: /dev/sr0 
  ID-4: /media/rod/ASUS C & D size: 545.96 GiB used: 454.41 GiB (83.2%) 
  fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda9 
  ID-5: /media/rod/BC4C-D125 size: 1.86 GiB used: 1.85 GiB (99.6%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/sdb 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: 43.0 C sodimm: 39.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2719 
Info:
  Processes: 255 Uptime: 19h 27m Memory: 11.63 GiB used: 3.72 GiB (32.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash 
  v: 4.4.19 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.27


And Here is the output of the lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx" command:

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rod@rod-Inspiron-5570:~$ lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx"
rtsx_usb_ms            20480  0
memstick               16384  1 rtsx_usb_ms
rtsx_usb_sdmmc         28672  0
rtsx_usb               20480  2 rtsx_usb_sdmmc,rtsx_usb_ms

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:50 pm

Hi Karl,

I just tried running Mint 19.1 64 bit Tessa live, but when booting an error message flashed by that said something like "error initializing SD card, error 110"

Any ideas?

Rod

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:16 am

Hello, wildalaska.

My Mint 19.1 kernel is only so old (4.15.0-20), because I had to boot from the Mint 19.1 64-bit Cinnamon live & installation medium.
Reason:
On the Dell notebook no Mint 19.1 64-bit Cinnamon has been installed. Only Ubuntu 18.04 6-bit, on which Mint 19.1 64-bit is based.

Ubuntu 18.04.3 64-bit Mate runs the most recent kernel 4.15.0-58, and the SDXC card is still recognized and fully functional. So having an outdated kernel is no requirement. :wink:

Took the output of lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx", which we both had posted, sorted the output lines alphabetically to make comparing easier and found out this difference, which might be the crucial difference:
On my Dell notebook, the SDXC card reader is connected via PCI. On your Dell notebook, it its connected via USB.

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memstick                16384   1   rtsx_pci_ms                     memstick                16384   1   rtsx_usb_ms
mmc_block               36864   5                       
rtsx_pci                65536   2   rtsx_pci_sdmmc,rtsx_pci_ms      rtsx_usb                20480   2   rtsx_usb_sdmmc,rtsx_usb_ms
rtsx_pci_ms             20480   0                                   rtsx_usb_ms             20480   0   
rtsx_pci_sdmmc          24576   0                                   rtsx_usb_sdmmc          28672   0   
At this point in time I do not have any real clue which additional kernel module might be needed in order to make Linux Mint 19.x on your Dell notebook recognize the SDXC card. :oops:
But there should be a way. Hopefully. (Because if Windows can, why should Linux not be able to do the same?)

As your Dell notebook seems to be pretty recent, I wonder whether the solution might be as simple as
+ launching Update Manager
+ going to View => Linux kernels
+ selecting the most recent kernel 5.0.0-xx for installation
+ installing it
+ rebooting

In case this kernel from series 5.0.0-xx should not solve the problem, but in case it should cause new problems, then reverting to 4.15.0-xx would be as simple as
+ rebooting
+ entering the Grub menu
+ in the Advanced submenu selecting the most recent 4.15.0-xx kernel
+ pressing <F10> to use it for booting
+ uninstalling kernel 5.0.0-xx again (through Update Manager)

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 am

Searching for Ubuntu 18.04 Dell notebook not recognizing SDXC card
Found hits. No warranty that the reported solutions will work on any Dell notebook, specifically on Inspiron-5570.
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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:37 am

Hey Karl,

Looks like you are onto something. I'll try and get back with the results.

The SDXC USB vs PCI was a real eye opener for me. Thanks.

Rod

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:30 am

Hi Karl,

1. I tried all 3 links and either found no solution or one that is not suitable (i.e., using the sd to USB converter, please see item 2 below). However, I could have easily missed something :)

2. I have a Sony MRW68E USB multi card reader which will read the 128GB SDXC card. Problem with that is I'm still unable to use the built-in SD card reader (I like it because I can leave a card semi-permanently in it so Timeshift can do scheduled BU; it is mechanically safe from damage when I "encase" the laptop, unlike a USB reader which is likely to be broken).

3. The built-in SD reader will read a 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC UHS-1 card.

4. W10, on the same machine, is able to read the 128 GB card. But I HATE Windows.

5. I checked update manager and it recommends no kernel updates. I'm using Mint 19.1 kernel 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits in my Dell 5570.

6. I did see one post that said this bug dates to 2011.

7. System log shows multiple errors "mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card". The 128 GB card is plugged in when these errors are logged.

8. The Mint 19.1 Disk utility (gnome-disk-utility 3.28.3) will not see the 128 GB card, regardless of its format.

9. Just booted W10 and in Device Mgr found this about the SDXC card: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader, Device type: Universal Serial Bus controllers, Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp., Location: Port_#0006.Hub_#0001, Status: This device is working properly, Driver version: 10.0.16299.31241. From Windows Explorer Properties got this: SDXC Card, Driver 10.0.17134.1 by AVG Tech. (I have no idea why Device Mgr and Explorer give different driver versions and why AVG would be provide one of them. Also wonder why Mint System Info didn't identify Realtek as the card reader manuf., or that it is only USB 2.0.)

I think you are onto something with the observation that your Dell SD reader uses PCI while mine goes thru USB, but I have not been able to use that info to find a solution.

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:15 pm

Hi, wildalaska.

The SD card read will be what Windows device manager has displayed to you: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader, Driver version: 10.0.16299.31241.
The second driver which you have spotted from inside Explorer, Driver 10.0.17134.1 by AVG Tech, will be the specific driver in use to read the specific SDXC card which you had inserted.

This sentence seems interesting and maybe point to a limitation, currently applying to what Linux Mint (kernel, available Realtek USB card reader driver) can do:
3. The built-in SD reader will read a 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC UHS-1 card.
But it will not read SDXC 128 GB.

Almost seems as if on Mint 19.1 the internal Realtek USB 2.0 card reader is limited to a maximum size of 64 GB.
As Windows, using the corresponding Windows version of the driver, can use SXDC 128 GB, the limit must somehow be built-in to either the Linux kernel or the Realtek driver.

I wonder whether you could use your Dell notebook serial number / support identifier in order to find out whether Dell offers some specific Ubuntu driver for your internal card reader.
I cannot do so for you with my Dell notebook serial number / support identifier, because the Dell support page will try to find something matching my machine type. But my card reader is connect via pci. So whatever I came up with would not be suitable for your USB card reader.

It might be that you will find nothing on the Dell support pages. It might be they only offer you something for Ubuntu 16.04, not 18.04. Reason: they seem to have sold the Inspiron 5570 with Ubuntu 16.04 per-installed, but not with 18.04. Nonetheless, if they can offer a special card driver software for 16.04, maybe this will give a hint what to look for on 18.04 (Mint 19.1). Maybe. (Hope dies last.)

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Karl
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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by karlchen » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 pm

Hi, wildalaska.

I wonder a bit whether the solution might be as simple as making your machine load the kernel module mmc_block, which lsmod listed on my notebook, but not on yours.
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sudo modprobe mmc_block
In case your system can be persuaded to load mmc_block, then it should be feasible to make it do so on every reboot by creating a file mmc_block.conf, which only holds the line mmc_block
In case the system refuses to load mmc_block, the next step should definitely not be done.

Command to create the file: sudoedit /etc/modules-load.d/mmc_block.conf
Put in precisely one line: mmc_block
Save the file and reboot.
Provided rebooting works correctly, insert the SXDC into the internal card reader slot.
Then execute lsmod | egrep "mmc|rtsx"
Also the output of dmesg will be interesting.

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Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

Post by wildalaska » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi Karl,

I will try your suggestions. First Dell support then the mmc_block.

I'll get back with the results.

Rod

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