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    Default SD-Card reader Realtek RTS5139 not supported by kernel module rtsx_usb

    Hi guys,

    since LEAP 42.2 and even now 42.3 the rtsx_usb kernel module is not supporting the Realtek RTS5139 USB Card reader anymore (My MSI GT780DXR Notebook has it).
    If you get messages like "error -22 whilst initialising SD card" in dmesg, then reverting back to the old kernel module for rts5139 gives you your card reader back.

    How to do:
    Prerequisites: git, Kernel headers and gcc/make packages are installed

    Open Terminal and switch to root user.

    Get the rts5139 drivers from git:
    cd /tmpgit clone https://github.com/asymingt/rts5139.git
    cd rts5139
    make
    make install

    You now have installed the module in the current session. You need to blacklist the new rtsx_usb modules in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (create the file if it does not exist)

    Insert the following into blacklist.conf:
    blacklist rtsx_usb_sdmmc
    blacklist rtsx_usb_ms
    blacklist rtsx_usb

    Disable autoloading and update your initial ram filesystem:

    depmod-a
    mkinitrd

    reboot your system and you will have access to your SD-Cards again.

    Hope this helps.
    Manfred Lapp


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    Default Re: SD-Card reader Realtek RTS5139 not supported by kernel module rtsx_usb

    Hi mlfedv. Thanks for your contribution. I'm sure that it will be helpful to others who may come searching. As this is not a request for help, this will be moved to our 'Unreviewed How To' forum.

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