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It appears:

lsusb:

Bus 002 Device 035: ID 05e3:0710 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 33-in-1 Card Reader

But when I insert a mini SD card in the reader, nothing happens. How to solve this and read the card?

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The same problem here, but in my case, my Bus 006 Device 003: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader seems to be able to read ONLY SD Cards in the slot provided for both SD and Mini SD cards. I think it is a hardware limitation. I hope somebody drop a good answer. –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Feb 26 '13 at 1:14
    
post sudo fdisk -l. I don't want to discourage you, but have a look. Is the card reader working on Windows or Mac? –  phipsalabim Feb 26 '13 at 1:14
    
Disco /dev/sda: 128.0 GB, 128035676160 bytes 255 cabeças, 63 setores/trilhas, 15566 cilindros, total de 250069680 setores Unidades = setores de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Tamanho do setor (lógico/físico): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tamanho da E/S (mínimo/ideal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Identificador do disco: 0x00033a58 –  Kaf Feb 26 '13 at 10:58
    
Dispositivo Boot Início Fim Blocos Id Sistema /dev/sda1 * 2048 242997247 121497600 83 Linux /dev/sda2 242999294 250068991 3534849 5 Estendida /dev/sda5 242999296 250068991 3534848 82 Linux swap / Solaris –  Kaf Feb 26 '13 at 10:59
    
Disco /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 cabeças, 63 setores/trilhas, 243201 cilindros, total de 3907029168 setores Unidades = setores de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Tamanho do setor (lógico/físico): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes Tamanho da E/S (mínimo/ideal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Identificador do disco: 0x000dab95 –  Kaf Feb 26 '13 at 11:00
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It may seem obvious, but I have had card readers that worked intermittently. If the card reader is portable than try it in a different machine (verses one that is mounted in a 3 1/2 inch bay on the machine). Sometimes the mini card holder is not making a connection. Try to insert the mini USB in a different holder. If it is a multiple card reader with a USB dongle than try a different one, or a different USB port. Please let me know if that solves it and what kind of reader you have!

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this card reader works perfectly in windows. Each type of card appears as a hard drive in windows. –  Kaf Feb 26 '13 at 10:57
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