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My SD card is not being detected at all no matter what I do.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, on:

HP Pavilion G6 2552sa 
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 
64-bit

The following commands were used with the SD card inserted.

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05c8:0348 Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink)

ls -la /dev/sd*

brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jan 30 17:04 /dev/sda 
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jan 30 17:04 /dev/sda1 
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 2 Jan 30 17:04 /dev/sda2 
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 3 Jan 30 17:04 /dev/sda3

sudo fdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x339d0cd5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  1465149167   732574583+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.


sudo lspci -nn

[sudo] password for verin: 
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1e14] (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. Device [1814:539b]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5229] (rev 01)

Let me know if you need any other information, just ask and thank you for your help.

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  • how about gnome-disks?
    – kenn
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:36
  • if your distro gnome based then sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
    – kenn
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:45
  • this is weird. I used that and I have the latest gnome-disk-utility but the command is not found.
    – Verin
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:49
  • I think you must try sudo apt-get install gparted which supports GPT (GUID Partition Table) then gparted-pkexec
    – kenn
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:49
  • that is just showing my usual partitions, not my SD card. I've had Ubuntu for 4 days and had so many problems its unreal
    – Verin
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:52

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If you have a Realtek Card reader follow this tutorial. It worked for me.

linuxterminal.org/issue-with-rts5229-pci-express-card-reader

I assume it will work for other models as long as you download the right module from the Realtek website.

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  • I'm glad you did it :), well done!
    – kenn
    Jan 31, 2014 at 10:11

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