I have now spend several evenings searching this forum for an answer on how to get the internal card reader on my desktop working. It does not show up in any of the lists that terminal commands have produced and the various 'fixes' that I have been able to attempt have not worked. A list of supported card readers has not been located, so purchasing an alternative may not work. The Alcor data sheet for AU6371 B51-JDL-GR indicates that it should work without an external driver, but does not mention Linux.
Is there a solution?
Sorry for slow response to the assistance, I got locked out and had to have my account recovered!
I tried putting an SD 128MB card into the reader prior to boot, but not visible in Home Folder (Nautilus?). I also tried an SDHC 32GB with the same result.
Input-utils is installed Medibuntu is a listed source
Tried alternative usb connectors on the ASUS motherboard, with no effect.
Have used Terminal to run modprobe sg, modprobe sd_mod, modprobe usb_storage and modprobe scsi_mod with no effect noticed or reported.
sg_scan -i in terminal gave, sg_scan: Error opening /dev/sg0 : Permission denied /dev/sg1: scsi2 channel=0 id=0 lun=0 [em] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-217F 1.07 [rmb=1 cmdq=0 pqual=0 pdev=0x5]
lsusb and lspci in Terminal do not list the internal card reader, or anything that might be it.
I have also found 'Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.10', but that has not indicated what to try next.
I have also found vendors with card readers based on the Alcor AU6370 that they advertise as Linux compatible, but I have doubts.