[ltp] MicroSD and Thinkpad T61

John Jason Jordan linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:12:57 -0800

On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 02:52:09 +0200
Marius Gedminas <marius@gedmin.as> dijo:

>On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 04:31:13PM -0800, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> Well, I bought a 32 GB SDHC card, thinking it would fit the phone:
>> http://tinyurl.com/4qrhuza
>> Silly me, of course it does not. 
>> However, before returning it I decided it might be cool to use it in
>> my T61. It appears to fit the slot in front, and when I push it in a
>> green light next to the slot comes on and blinks a couple of times.
>> However, Fedora 14 x86_64 (Gnome) does not see it.
>'dmesg | tail' will tell you if the kernel detected it.  If it did, you
>can mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 (typically; for cards that have a partition
>table).  Or, most likely, click on the SD card entry that appears in
>your Places menu.  I don't know why the card is not auto-mounted.
>My T61 has a bit of a problem: the SD slot is too deep.  If I push a
>card all the way in, the card cannot be read (dmesg shows I/O errors on
>I/O error on device mmcblk0).  If I stop before pushing it quite that
>deep, the card works fine.

Ah, thanks. That got me going. Dmesg |tail did not initially see it,
but after removing and reinserting the card it did show up. And when it
showed up Nautilus automatically opened a browser window. 

I suspect I had the same problem as you - flaky connection because I
initially inserted it too far.