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    Default Installing internal SD card reader on Panasonic laptop CF-Y2

    Hi all,

    I'd like to get the SD card reader running that is installed into my Panasonic CF-Y2 laptop.

    I'm aware that I'm venturing into difficult territories as SD/MMC readers seem to be difficult in general under Linux, and there isn't that much relevant information in the forums ...

    My questions:

    (1) How do I figure out whether the card reader is recognized by the Kernel? I've tried lspci, but I don't think the printout includes the SD reader (I've done the printout after inserting an SD card):

    Code:
    linux-chameleon:/home/homoludens # lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (rev 05)
    02:05.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 (rev 88)
    02:05.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C575 SD Bus Host Adapter
    I've also tried tail /var/log/messages, but nothing happens upon inserting an SD card into the reader.

    ... that probably should make me suspicious???

    (2) Well, if the reader is not recognized by the kernel, how do I get it to do so?

    What are my next steps to get the %&$# thing running?

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    Default Re: Installing internal SD card reader on Panasonic laptop C

    hi
    I see nobody has responded to this thread, I have the same problem and would also like to get my sd card reader working my laptop is a MSI m645

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    Default Re: Installing internal SD card reader on Panasonic laptop C

    I think the fact that nobody has responded so far demonstrates that internal SD readers are tricky under Linux.

    Currently, I'm helping myself out with an external, USB SD reader.

    But of course ideally I'd like to get the internal reader working; I dislike having to carry all sorts of extra equipment around with my laptop ...

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    Default Re: Installing internal SD card reader on Panasonic laptop C

    I found this website, I have not yet tried the steps listed maby on the weekend I will try

    Using Multi-Card Flash Readers

    If it works let us know.

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