Nowadays, laptops comes with Inbuild SD card reader. I too have Ricoh Card Reader inbuilt with my Lenovo R61i Laptop.
My Friend Elango.S, a Hardcore Windows user, is becoming a big fan of ubuntu. Hmmm. That is the power of Ubuntu. It is like AR Rahman’s Music. First it may hard to look and get to used with. But, as we keep on living with it, it will become a great companion in all times, till our life. :-)
Elango is pinging me often to get some little how-to do the things in ubuntu. He is an alwasys-ready-to-learn guy. so the transition from windows is a breeze for him. He is wondering the ubuntu’s powers.
This post is the answer to his query on how to make use of the inbuilt SD card reader. Ubuntu 9.10 does not reads it by default. So what? Google is there. Ubuntu community is there. :-)
Get the details on Card Reader.
shrinivasan@shrinivasan-laptop:~$ lspci | grep Card
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ba)
15:00.5 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 11)
Googled as “http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Ricoh+Card+Reader+ubuntu”
Got the solution in the very 2nd link.
Do the following things.
1. Backup the file /etc/modules
sudo cp /etc/modules /etc/modules.bak
2. Add one line to /etc/modules
gksu gedit /etc/modules
sudo vi /etc/modules
3.Tag this on to the end of the file in a new line:
When you restart, you’re card reader will be functional. You’ll see that when you slap an SD card into the reader, it will automount.
But wait, don’t want to have to restart your machine? Go back to the terminal you impatient person and type:
sudo modprobe tifm_sd
Thats all. After a restart, My laptop recognized the inserted SD card and opened the SD card in Nautilus. :-)
Yes Elango. Ubuntu will make your life easier, just like a sweet music. Enjoy the Freedom with Linux.