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I'm new in Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron 9400, everything works fine with the exception of the SD card reader, everytime I insert a card the computer doesn't do anything, its like the SD card reader is not there.

I did a lspci and it shows the next drivers

03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller

03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)

03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)

03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)

Everytime I insert a memory card, dmesg shows the next

d status 0x600b00

[ 2687.227351] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 64
[ 2687.229436] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.229440] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 65
[ 2687.230512] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.230515] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 66
[ 2687.231588] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.231592] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 67
[ 2687.232674] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.232678] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 68
[ 2687.234763] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.234766] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 69
[ 2687.236864] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.236868] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 70
[ 2687.238942] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.238946] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 71
[ 2687.238949] Buffer I/O error on device mmcblk0, logical block 8
[ 2687.241028] mmcblk0: retrying using single block read
[ 2687.243104] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.243108] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 64
[ 2687.245212] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.245215] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 65
[ 2687.247298] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.247302] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 66
[ 2687.248389] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.248393] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 67
[ 2687.250476] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.250480] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 68
[ 2687.252617] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00
[ 2687.252621] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 69
[ 2687.254737] mmcblk0: error -110 sending read/write command, response 0x0, card status 0x600b00

and more of the same but with different sector number I'm using Kernel 3.0.0-12-generic

By the way, when I was installing it and Ubuntu asks about installation (If I want to install it along with windows or delete something or change the partitions of the HDD) if I go to the window to change the partition of the disc, Linux detects the SD Card (if there's one inserted course).

Any help with this it would be appreciated -sorry for my English

Thank you

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I paste here the answer I found on UbuntuForums that worked perfectly for me. I hope this works for you as well (my lspci didn't output any sd host controller at the beginning)

  1. In terminal type:

    gksu gedit /etc/modules
    
  2. Enter this under the last line:

    sm_ftl
    
  3. Restart your computer

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This worked for me on my Lenovo x200 as well. I reported a bug in Launchpad which you might want to follow, bug 916878 –  Greg Grossmeier Jan 15 '12 at 18:46
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