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I Have an HP Pavillon dv9000, I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 x64 on this laptop, everything works very very fine, but when I insert my eSATA pci express card in the slot, and attach my external eSATA HD nothing happen and it's clear the HD is not recognized.

I removed the card, tailed /var/log/syslog then I plugged in the card, but nothing was been added to the log.

An idea? Thanks in advance

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira, Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 17:52

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I have an esata card that sort of didn't work. I need you to follow these steps, and then update your question with the information:

lspci in a terminal and add the hardware information to your question. Here's mine as an example:

02:01.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3124 PCI-X Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)

The I need to to tail the system log file:

sudo tail -F /var/log/syslog

Now, while keeping that terminal open, plug in your drive, it should scroll a bunch of stuff; add that to your question.

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I made what you suggest but nothing happen. I plug out the card, I done the tail, then I plugged in the card, but nothing has been added to the log. – Hoghweed Nov 19 '10 at 13:44
Whoops sorry, misread, does anything happen when you plug the drive in? – Jorge Castro Nov 19 '10 at 13:48
sorry for my state of beginner with ubuntu! But, when I was on 10.04 the card was hot pluggable (I don e on a Lenovo laptop and everything worked fine) – Hoghweed Nov 19 '10 at 13:51
Right, my mistake, what happens when you plug a drive in? (Add what happens when you do that to your question) – Jorge Castro Nov 19 '10 at 13:53
Also, I still need the lspci information when you have the card plugged in (add it to your question too) – Jorge Castro Nov 19 '10 at 13:55

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