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Thinkpad T450s SD reader not recognized
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SD cards are not recognized and do not mount in Solus. I tested on Ubuntu 16.04 Live CD and card was recognized and mounted.

lspci outputted the following:

02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:5227] (rev 01)

Let me know if you need more information. Thank you!

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macifom added a subscriber: macifom.EditedJan 9 2017, 8:10 PM

I have the same issue on my Acer E15
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5287 (rev 01)
I believe there may be a slight kernel misconfiguration at present because while I see rtsx_pci_sdmmc, rtsx_pci and mmc_core in lsmod, I don't see mmc_block or sdhci modules. We should review the kernel config and see how it compares with what's described here: https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/realtek-5287-pcie-controller-for-memory-card-reader/

macifom claimed this task.Jan 9 2017, 8:52 PM

I had a theory this could be related to the kernel's hotplug config and rebooted with an SD card pre-inserted. My SD card was assigned to /dev/mmcblk0 and I could mount, read/write fine. Oddly enough, hotplugging is now working for me, even after reboot. So I'm not sure what was going on before.

@0ScubaSteve0 Could you try rebooting with an SD card inserted and see if it's detected? If so, does hotplugging work for you thereafter? (Note: Solus doesn't automount the card by default, you'll need to look in 'Other Locations' in the 'Files' browser.

@macifom Just tested, no luck. It's recognized during my LUKS login though, I get messages whenever it's inserted.

The card reader on my ThinkPad is recognized, but I have to click on "+ Other Locations" to see the content of the SD card ... which does not seem to be particularly intuitive. Perhaps this is causing confusion for some individuals?

macifom added a comment.EditedJan 11 2017, 11:00 PM

@RenHoek I agree. Based on responses from other users this appears to be less of a SD card reader driver issue and more an issue with confusion about default behavior for removable storage. Principally:

  1. Removable media are not automounted.
  2. Removable media, mounted or unmounted, appear in 'Other Locations' rather than the root locations column.

Nope, it's definitely not in "Other Location's either. It literally is not seen by the computer.

0ScubaSteve0 added a comment.EditedJan 11 2017, 11:19 PM

My lsblk output:

NAME                                          MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sr0                                            11:0    1 557.6M  0 rom   
sda                                             8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk  
├─sda2                                          8:2    0 465.3G  0 part  
│ └─luks-74613ebe-3ea4-4231-838c-094bf08f981e 253:0    0 465.3G  0 crypt 
│   ├─SolusSystem-Swap                        253:1    0   3.7G  0 lvm   
│   └─SolusSystem-Root                        253:2    0 461.6G  0 lvm   /
└─sda1
siru added a subscriber: siru.Oct 14 2017, 10:40 AM
JoshStrobl removed macifom as the assignee of this task.Oct 26 2017, 2:58 AM
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

Does this issue still persist under a fully upgraded Solus 3?

JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Other on the Hardware board.Oct 26 2017, 2:58 AM

Funny you should ask, just tested last night and seems to be resolved! Thanks for all your work.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Oct 26 2017, 3:58 AM
JoshStrobl claimed this task.

Fantastic, just going through the backlog and making sure we get these issues sorted.