[ltp] UCB flash card readers

Jim Harvey linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 21:14:59 -0600

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?

I have the same reader, same symptoms.  It will not work reliably on my 
770z unless I connect a powered USB hub between the reader and the 
laptop.  I suspect the USB port on the laptop does not provide enough power,
     Jim Harvey, Naperville, Ill.   Linux person - WB8NBS/9
            He who dies with the most software wins.