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    Internal Card Reader Alcor

    I am trying to get to work under Hardy my internal USB card reader, but so far without a success. Command lsusb or lsusb -v in terminal is useless ->

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp.
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    In Windows XP is everything fine, it was recognized as Generic USB device but Ubuntu 8.04 don't see it and only led diod on it is flashing rapidly. OpenSUSE 11.0 is different story. It's working perfectly like under WinXP and lsusb shows this ->

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    As can you see, everything is different. Now can somebody tell me how to get the same results in Hardy pls? Maybe some easy how-to or link to ubuntu packages with drivers to that Alcor chipset will be helpfull, because i really don't want to stuck with openSUSE only because it has better hardware support...

    Thanks.
    Last edited by 6205; July 4th, 2008 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    Nobody nothing?


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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    Thanks for help :(

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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    Quote Originally Posted by 6205 View Post
    I am trying to get to work under Hardy my internal USB card reader, but so far without a success. Command lsusb or lsusb -v in terminal is useless ->

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp.
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    In Windows XP is everything fine, it was recognized as Generic USB device but Ubuntu 8.04 don't see it and only led diod on it is flashing rapidly. openSUSE 11.0 is different story. It's working perfectly like under WinXP and lsusb shows this ->

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    As can you see, everything is different. Now can somebody tell me how to get the same results in Hardy? Maybe some easy how-to or link to ubuntu packages with drivers to that Alcor chipset will be helpfull, because i really don't want to stuck with openSUSE only because it has better hardware support...

    Thanks.
    If you cannot get the card reader to work then you can get a USB SD/xD reader. They are about $10 on ebay. What kernel is openSUSE using?
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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    Sorry but i don't plan to buy a new reader. These things must simply work because it's generic USB device. OpenSUSE 11.0 has kernel 2.6.25.5-1.1 and i'm very suprised how advanced this system is in comparision with Ubuntu. More polished GNOME, feature complete, better repositories, better font rendering and great HW support. I have still little more sympathy for Ubuntu, but propably not for long...

    Added OpenSUSE 11.0 lsscsi output ->

    [0:0:0:0] disk ATA SAMSUNG SP0812N TK10 /dev/sda
    [1:0:0:0] cd/dvd TEAC DV-W516GDM M4S2 -
    [2:0:0:0] disk Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 /dev/sdb
    [2:0:0:1] disk Generic USB CF Reader 1.01 /dev/sdc
    [2:0:0:2] disk Generic USB SM Reader 1.02 /dev/sdd
    [2:0:0:3] disk Generic USB MS Reader 1.03 /dev/sde
    Last edited by 6205; July 4th, 2008 at 09:42 PM.

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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    Quote Originally Posted by 6205 View Post
    I don't plan to buy a new reader. These things must simply work because it's generic USB device.
    OpenSUSE 11.0 has kernel 2.6.25.5-1.1 and i'm very suprised how advanced this system is in comparision with Ubuntu. More polished GNOME, feature complete, better repositories, better font rendering, great HW support..bla bla...but i have still little more sympathy for Ubuntu, but not for long..

    Added OpenSUSE 11.0 lsscsi output ->

    [0:0:0:0] disk ATA SAMSUNG SP0812N TK10 /dev/sda
    [1:0:0:0] cd/dvd TEAC DV-W516GDM M4S2 -
    [2:0:0:0] disk Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 /dev/sdb
    [2:0:0:1] disk Generic USB CF Reader 1.01 /dev/sdc
    [2:0:0:2] disk Generic USB SM Reader 1.02 /dev/sdd
    [2:0:0:3] disk Generic USB MS Reader 1.03 /dev/sde

    I have a bad feeling that Ubuntu's kernel is somehow crippled down in terms of hardware support, because OpenSUSE has no special restricted drivers or utilities installed...
    Then you should use OpenSUSE instead of Ubuntu. Choice is a great thing. The kernel in Ubuntu Hardy is 2.6.24-19 so SUSE has a later kernel.
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    Re: Internal Card Reader Alcor

    I don't thing that this is related to kernel version. Generic USB devices should work in linux like yours or mine generic USB keys are working, so should this reader working too..
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    Last edited by 6205; July 4th, 2008 at 09:46 PM.

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