SDHC not recognized

Hi everyone

I switched several of my home computers to OpenSUSE but now none of them recognize the SDHC cards. 2 of them are using OpenSUSE 12.1 (one with KDE and the other with Gnome), and the last one is using OpenSUSE 11.4 with KDE

All of them use to read SDHC without problem when they had Windows installed

Any idea? not sure how to even diagnose it

Regards

On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:46:03 +0000, enrique marrodz wrote:

> Hi everyone
>
> I switched several of my home computers to OpenSUSE but now none of them
> recognize the SDHC cards. 2 of them are using OpenSUSE 12.1 (one with
> KDE and the other with Gnome), and the last one is using OpenSUSE 11.4
> with KDE
>
> All of them use to read SDHC without problem when they had Windows
> installed
>
> Any idea? not sure how to even diagnose it

I’d start by using lsscsi to see if the reader is recognized by the
system (that’s the command that finds my reader on my system).

Jim


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Thanks, I’ll test it right now. I forgot to add that standard SD cards have no problem, SDHC are tho only ones not being read at all

I’ll let you know how it comes

Regards

I have had this problem for over a year now

You might want to look here: [SDHC Cards - your experiences?](http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/471193-sdhc-cards-your-experiences.html) and at the bugzilla report I logged a year ago - still unresolved.

I am running 11.4x86_64, KDE4.7.4

My issue has always been with USB card readers - the pci connected reader in laptop seems fine.

I originated the bug report when my only SDHC Card was a Patriot LX series Class 10.
I recently found that a PNY 8GB Class 10 works OK in USB readers.

Have you tried a different brand of card?
Flash memory microcode is unique to flash component suppliers

I am in the process of bringing up 12.1/KDE4.7.4 on a test machine(desktop, USB reader), is appears that the Patriot 16GB works OK there(early results)
An Update: with 12.1, Device Notifier (pop-up) reports problems mounting/unmounting, but I am able to mount/unmount and navigate in Dolphin.

On 01/25/2012 03:46 PM, cmcgrath5035 wrote:
> You might want to look . . . at the bugzilla report I logged a year
> ago - still unresolved.

please supply a URL to that bug report so the OP can add his/her info to
it…sometimes it only takes a few more (confirming) reports for the
devs to give it more attention…and, usually the more reports the
better (i mean, if it is just one card that won’t work, or just one
manufacturer who makes bad cards every once in a while (or every
time)–the devs shouldn’t even try to ‘fix’ that)

so, both of you should tell in the bug the brand/model/size/etc of the
card which doesn’t work, as well as your computer hardware maker,
version of openSUSE etc etc etc


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Woops, I thought it was in the referenced thread
This is the Bugzilla report-https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=662826

It is very specific about the Patriot device that does not work.
The fact that PNY works is new information, and really just reinforces that the hardware works.
Patriot issue is outstanding/unresolved.

I tried to get experiences from others recently, in this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/471193-sdhc-cards-your-experiences.html but no responses.
I began to think that I picked a uniquely problematic device (the Patriot brand).
That is why I bought the PNY for evaluation, and luckily (?) it worked on my 11.4 boxes.

My current thoughts:

  1. Try another brand SDHC if you can.
  2. Try 12.1 if you have not already, it may resolve the issue.

I managed to read one SD and trying to get a different brand to test again, this one was 4GB, Fujifilm. After the commando I got:

[0:0:0:0] disk ATA FUJITSU MHV2060B 892C /dev/sda
[1:0:0:0] cd/dvd Optiarc CDRWDVD CRX890S VH03 /dev/sr0
[6:0:0:0] disk Multi Flash Reader 1.00 /dev/sdb

I’ll let you know what the results are with another card

Regards