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SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

PerfectReign
Occasional Advisor

SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

I've googled and can't seem to find a solution. I recently bought a HP/Compaq nw9440 laptop. I cannot see or load the drivers for the card reader. Can anyone point me in the right direction? This seems to be the only item on the laptop not working.

I'm currently running SUSE 10.2 with Kernel 2.6.18.

TIA!
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

Shalom,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=1839862〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=1839859&taskId=135

Note there are no Linux drivers.

That means overall there is no Linux support for this laptop. Its going to be difficult for you to get that card reader to work.

Much better to spend a few extra bucks to get something certified on Linux.

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PerfectReign
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Re: SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

"That means overall there is no Linux support for this laptop. Its going to be difficult for you to get that card reader to work.

Much better to spend a few extra bucks to get something certified on Linux."


Thank you. I would imagine it would be better. As it is I was given this laptop and I have it. It did not say that linux was "NOT" certified. I did install everything without a problem, including the fingerprint reader - whatever that is worth.

Any other ideas?
Mike Stroyan
Honored Contributor

Re: SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

You should start by getting lspci output to find what kind of device you have. I took a short cut and googled for nw9440 and lspci.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+bug/53060/comments/4 has lspci output that shows that at least some nw9440 laptops have this card reader-
Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments Unknown device 803b
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 309f

That reader might work with the "tifm*" modules as described at http://news.softpedia.com/news/Texas-Instruments-5-in-1-Card-Reader-under-Ubuntu-Edgy-43688.shtml . The latest version of that driver is available from http://developer.berlios.de/projects/tifmxx/ .
vr13
Occasional Visitor

Re: SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

the solution is here http://nw9440.narod.ru

regards
PerfectReign
Occasional Advisor

Re: SD MMC SM XD Card Reader Not Recognized

Thank you. That site is helpful. I will try it this afternoon.

Now on to the fingerprint reader. That "should" be easy, but since I can't even get into the BIOS, I can't see what type of reader it is. I think it might be AuthenTec, but I'm not sure.