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Merlyta
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MicroSD card reader

Post by Merlyta » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:27 pm

Hello, my built in micro-sd card reader doesn't work in linux mint 19 cinnamon, but it works in Windows. I have an hp envy 13” and the card reader is an Alcor Micro Device 6625. I suppose the drivers aren’t included in linux mint, because with lspci says for this: "Unassigned class [ff00]" . How can I fix it, please I need your help, my PC have few USB-A so, I cant use an usb adapter. Thanks!!!

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Re: MicroSD card reader

Post by phd21 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi Merlyta,

It appears that particular PCI MicroSD reader is known to have problems with Linux and apparently requires specific MS Windows drivers.

Most USB microSD card adapters should work perfectly in Linux, I have a couple USB v2.x USB microSD adapters that work very well for $10us or less. If you have USB v3.x support, then get one with USB 3.x support.

If you do not have many USB ports, then get a self-powered USB hub with 4 or more USB ports which work great in Linux.

Amazon.com: usb microsd adapter
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... sd+adapter

I have this USB microSD adapter below which has been working well for years ($5.11 us). I would go with USB 3 version if I had USB v3.x ports in my ancient computer.
Amazon.com: IOGEAR SD/MicroSD/MMC Card Reader/Writer, GFR204SD USB v2.x $5.11 us
https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-MicroSD-R ... sd+adapter
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Amazon.com: usb powered hub linux
*** Make sure they come with a power adapter ***
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... +hub+linux

Amazon.com: PowerTRC® 7-port USB Hub with On/off Switch, Black (7 Port USB Hub) with Ac Adapter 5V/2.0A Power Adapter $9.95us
https://www.amazon.com/PowerTRC%C2%AE-7 ... T9J45R1J8H

* Amazon.com: Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs Included 5V/2.5A Power Adapter (HB-UMP3) $16us
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TPMEOYM/re ... B00L2L64BK

* Amazon.com: Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra-Slim Portable Data Hub with 12W Power Adapter for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, XPS, Surface Pro, Notebook PCs and More 5V/2.0A Power Adapter $17us
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0192LPK5M/re ... B00L2L64BK



The only other option I can think of is to install Virtualbox and then install a version of MS Windows in that and then install the MS Windows drivers for that microSD adapter which should work. But that is a lot of effort just to get that MicroSD adapter to work when the USB options would be better and quicker.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: MicroSD card reader

Post by Portreve » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:23 pm

Merlyta wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Hello, my built in micro-sd card reader doesn't work in linux mint 19 cinnamon, but it works in Windows.
I would second phd21's advice. When it comes to a number of these sorts is issues, if your existing hardware is problematic, there's any of a variety of other replacement hardware options to go with.

My MacBook Pro's microSD slot is supported just fine, but my USB hub has slots for several different kinds of flash cards media, and it is fully supported as well.
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Re: MicroSD card reader

Post by catweazel » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 pm

phd21 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:05 pm
It appears that particular PCI MicroSD reader is known to have problems with Linux and apparently requires specific MS Windows drivers.
Nasty. Good catch and good advice.
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