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8 in 1 SD Card Reader problem
« on: May 05, 2014, 08:22:19 am »
I have an eMachine T5026 running Peppermint 4.  Just bought a new SanDisk SDHC 16GB Card and I cannot get this desktop to see the card, although it reads other SD cards fine. (Card works fine in my camera and is readable in laptop with Win Vista, just not on my desktop)

Someone said this card reader may not read an SDHC card.  How can I find out what card reader this PC has, I checked eMachine site and it only says it's an 8 in 1 card reader.

Just not sure what to do or try in this case.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Re: 8 in 1 SD Card Reader problem
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 08:44:43 am »
"Someone" is probably right .. the card reader may only be able to read SD not SDHC

What's the output from:
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lsusbrun in a terminal.



I've also seen SD cards that have been formatted (out of the factory) without a partition .. oddly Windows ignored this and they worked even though it was breaking accepted standards.
In Linux the card was seen, but wouldn't mount.

so also (with the card inserted) post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
can you also, remove the card .. wait 10 seconds .. reinsert the card .. now post the output from:
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dmesg | tail -n 20
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Re: 8 in 1 SD Card Reader problem
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 09:52:15 am »
Thanks for the quick response, as usual!

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Lots of greek there to me but I know you know what you're doing!  At the very least, I now know what type of device the card reader is(Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader). 
When I open "Disks" to see my drives it only shows the SD Card Reader as Generic USB SD Reader (1.00),  is it possible to update or install the driver for that card?

 Awaiting your next suggestion!

Thanks!

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Re: 8 in 1 SD Card Reader problem
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 09:54:37 am »
Oops!  I added the ~ $ dmesg | tail -n 20 output twice...

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Re: 8 in 1 SD Card Reader problem
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 02:24:37 am »
I can find quite a few pages such as these:
http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/4620-solved-alcor-micro-corp-8-in-1-media-card-reader-not-showing-in-file-manager/
and
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1136196.html
and
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1069289
So I can only presume the card reader cannot handle high capacity SD cards (SDHC)

You'll need to get an external (or internal) SDHC reader.

see:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=058f%3A9360+sdhc
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