xd-picture card not registering?

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    clay

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    I'm using the latest kernel 2.6.26-r1 in gentoo. All other cards work fine (I have several SD cards and an MMC) but XD cards don't seem to work. If I boot with the card insterted nothing shows up in dmesg, it just doesn't detect it. Same with using the setpci command. Anyone have this problem?
     
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    I use fedora 11 on my AAO 110L and have the same problem: the system recognises all SD cards, USB sticks but no xD cards. This is very unfortunate, since my wife uses a camera with those memory cards; and it is a very good camera, the finepix Z5;we don't want to change it. So I would like to transfer her fotos onto my AAO to send them to friends or to print them. However !!!???!!! It does not work
    Please help
     
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    I gave up on trying to get any OS other than Limpus to to read xD cards. I just bought a USB adapter. This is NOT the right answer but more of a workaround.
     
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    I will do the same when I am back home. It seems that the fedora people don't care about this problem. But work around is better than not working at all.
    At present I am travelling and forgot my card reader back home, which I use with my XP laptop. At present I am in Venice and have not found a shop yet to buy a card reader, if it is cheap here.
     
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    Sorry that I'm a little late. Sort of new here and messing around.

    Stumbled on your message, and i'm using gentoo as well on my netbook.

    I just popped an XD card into the slot, and it came up no problem.
    Shows in dmesg as a SCSI device, and its sitting in /dev/sdb1

    I'm using kernel 2.6.30-gentoo-r6. If you want a copy of my .config, drop me a line and I can email it to you no problem.

    If you're having any other problems getting things to work, drop me a line about that as well.

    T
     
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    Sorry, I am using fedora11 not gentoo. And there it does not work. I solved it with an external USB card reader

    Winfried
     
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    The xD card driver for the Jmicron card reader used by the Linpus kernel (2.6.23 or so) was not a standard Linux kernel driver and was not accepted into the mainstream kernel. I couldn't get the driver code to load in any of the later kernels (it compiled with a few tweaks), so I went with the USB adapter.

    @torradan: what kernel module is your 2.6.30 kernel using to enable the xD card reader?
     
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    It shows up as generic USB storage. I didn't tweak anything or look for a specific driver in the kernel for it. It just sort of happened.

    Grab my kernel here and take a peek: http://www.box.net/shared/cbb3gosyl3

    Here's a snippet that shoots out of dmesg when I plug the XD in:

    Code:
    [ 9340.055928] libusual 1-8:1.0: usb_probe_interface - got id
    [ 9340.055960] usb-storage 1-8:1.0: usb_probe_interface
    [ 9340.055977] usb-storage 1-8:1.0: usb_probe_interface - got id
    [ 9340.065902] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    [ 9340.066183] drivers/usb/core/inode.c: creating file '004'
    [ 9340.066245] usb-storage: device found at 4
    [ 9340.066274] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    [ 9345.068637] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Generic- Multi-Card       1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 9345.069209] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
    [ 9345.071042] usb-storage: device scan complete
    [ 9345.477746] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 128000 512-byte logical blocks: (65.5 MB/62.5 MiB)
    [ 9345.478609] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [ 9345.478625] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    [ 9345.478635] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 9345.482713] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 9345.482730]  sdb: sdb1
    [ 9345.581345] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 9345.581359] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    
     
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    Interesting - I get nothing with Fedora kernel 2.6.31-0.204.rc9.fc12.i686, and nothing with Ubuntu kernel 2.6.31-10-generic. Do you have an A150, or one of the newer Aspire Ones?
     
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    I wasn't aware there was more than one 150 model. The one I have says AOD150-1165 on the underside. Sounds like there are two 150 models? I'm pretty new to this, and trying to learn all the different ones available now.

    If mine is different from yours, I do offer my apologies for getting hopes up, and any loss of hair involved when you're sitting there pulling it out.
     
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    No apology needed. I've been at this too long to either get my hopes up or pull out any more hair :lol: My Aspire One replaced a laptop for which I had already purchased a USB card reader, so not being able to read the xD card directly isn't really a big deal for me - just a minor disappointment.
     
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