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    Default Trouble reading SD card

    If I slot an SD card into my laptop it doesn't show up as a mounted drive in my file manager, however if I run
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    it appears.

    I have tried to install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils but I get the following output:

    Retrieving repository 'Kernel builds for branch stable (standard)' metadat[done]Building repository 'Kernel builds for branch stable (standard)' cache ...[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Package 'fuse-exfat' not found.
    'exfat-utils' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'exfat-utils' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...


    Nothing to do.

    Is there anything else I can try?

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    Default Re: Trouble reading SD card

    On Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:36:01 AM CDT, Damian wrote:

    If I slot an SD card into my laptop it doesn't show up as a mounted
    drive in my file manager, however if I run
    Code:
    --------------------
    sudo fdisk -l
    --------------------
    it appears.

    I have tried to install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils but I get the
    following output:

    > Retrieving repository 'Kernel builds for branch stable (standard)'
    > metadat[done]Building repository 'Kernel builds for branch stable
    > (standard)' cache ...[done]
    > Loading repository data...
    > Reading installed packages...
    > Package 'fuse-exfat' not found.
    > 'exfat-utils' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    > No provider of 'exfat-utils' found.
    > Resolving package dependencies...
    >
    >
    > Nothing to do.
    >
    >
    >


    Is there anything else I can try?


    Hi
    The exfat packages are not part of the distribution you need to grab
    them from the filesystems repository;
    Code:
    zypper in https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/x86_64/exfat-utils-1.2.7-1.1.x86_64.rpm
    zypper in https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/x86_64/fuse-exfat-1.2.7-1.1.x86_64.rpm
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    Default Re: Trouble reading SD card

    Quote Originally Posted by Damian View Post
    If I slot an SD card into my laptop it doesn't show up as a mounted drive in my file manager, however if I run
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    it appears.

    I have tried to install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils but I get the following output:

    Is there anything else I can try?
    Clearly your repositories are not set up correctly since neither package is found. The one you think are looking for is fuse-exfat and is available from Packman.
    Setting it up is simple, you need to go to Yast2 -> Software Repositories and then select Add Community Repo. You will see Packman listed there.

    Now, that will not solve your problem. SD cards do not need any additional packages and neither do SDHC ones. Only if you have an SDXC card and your reader
    supports it (many do not, particularly if the laptop is a few years old) then you will need exFAT support.

    You might be missing some config. Did you try mounting it manually using the mount command? Something like:

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sdg1 /mnt -oshortname=mixed
    Replace sdg1 above with the device for your reader.
    - Itai

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