Dell Inspiron built-in SD card reader

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gimcrack
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Dell Inspiron built-in SD card reader

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I have Linux Mint 9 install on an external HDD hook to my Dell Inspiron laptop. Everything works except for the built-in SD card reader.

What drivers? Where to edit or add lines to? How can I get my built-in SD card reader to work fine using Linux Mint 9?

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Re: Dell Inspiron built-in SD card reader

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Try running the following in a Terminal window:

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tail -f /var/log/messages
And watch for new messages as you push in an SD card. Press Ctrl-C to stop the tail. If anything shows up it pretty much proves the card reader is working. It's up to 'udev' to provide device files in /dev/ next I believe, so with the card plugged in do:

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ls /dev/sd*
Any sdb1 or sdc1 listed?

Try to mount any new ones manually perhaps.

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Re: Dell Inspiron built-in SD card reader

Post by gimcrack »

Thanks Old Ruler

Yeap, I just had to mount it.

sudo mkdir /media/sdcard
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/sdcard

It works now, The Linux community never let me down. Been a Linux user since July 2003 & never look back at Windows.

Linux fixes are perminate fixes. Window fixes are temporary around abouts.

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