[ltp] UCB flash card readers

Joel Ebel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 11 Nov 2003 22:30:51 -0500

Slackware 8.1 doesn't include hotplug if I remember correctly, so are 
you installing the usbstorage module manually?  I assume you already 
have usbcore and a host controller driver if your usb mouse works, but 
that's not necessarily true.  What are the relevant lines in 
/var/log/messages when you install the module and insert the device?  Is 
the flash card in the reader when you plug it in?  Is lsusb available in 
8.1?  If so, what does it say?  If not, you may want to mount the 
usbdevfs.  You can do it manually or put this in your fstab:
none             /proc/bus/usb    usbdevfs    defaults         0   0
Then look in /proc/bus/usb for some more info.

Give some more details, and I'll see what I can do.  It's possible you 
just need a newer kernel/usbstorage driver.


Bob Toxen wrote:
> I am unable to get my R41 Thinkpad to talk to a USB ImageMate SanDisk reader,
> used to read the flash cards recorded by my old HP digital camera.  It hangs
> "initializing" in the usb-storage module.
> The R41 is running the 2.4.18 kernel on a Slackware 8.1 Distribution.  I
> *AM* able to use my USB mouse (but haven't tried at the same time).
> I *CAN* use the SanDisk reader on my tower 2.4.18-3 kernel on Red Hat 7.3
> system by doing "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt2".  There are no obvious
> differences between the systems.  Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Bob