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Does anyone know how to get a built-in media card reader to work in Ubuntu 10.10? My laptop is a Gateway NV52.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It should "just work" and automatically mount when you insert a card.

If it's not, try this. Insert a card with something on it. Take a look at System > Administration > Disk Utility and see if the device appears as one of your storage devices. If you can see it in the disk utility, look at its partitions and make sure the format is something we can read (ext, ntfs, fat or others).

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As dgmdan said, this should work automatically when you insert a card. If it doesn't you should report a bug by pressing <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>F2</kbd> and entering ubuntu-bug. – 8128 Oct 22 '10 at 14:53
Maybe it's just my laptop or something. I've found out that it works sometimes. Other times I have to have the card in the reader when the OS loads for it to work. Otherwise, it wouldn't show up in Disk Utility – Ingram Nov 17 '11 at 3:43

I have a similar problem.r I dont see my microSD card in nautilus or anywhere. However, I see my microSD card in diskutility but it is not mounted. And when I try to format it, i get the following error:

Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: cannot open /dev/sdb: No medium found

Can anyone help?

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