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[Bug 1002570] Re: Ricoh R5C843 SD Card reader on Sony Vaio VGN-G21 not working


Mark909, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any
activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If
so, could you please test for this with the latest development release
of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com
/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please just make a comment about it?

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (v3.13-rc3, not rc4 as it doesn't have all the necessary files) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Tags added: regression-potential

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Incomplete

** Summary changed:

- Ricoh R5C843 SD Card reader on Sony Vaio VGN-G21 not working
+ [Sony VAIO VGN-G21VN_B] Ricoh R5C843 SD Card reader not working

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  [Sony VAIO VGN-G21VN_B] Ricoh R5C843 SD Card reader not working

Status in The Linux Kernel:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  SD Card reader is not working. When I insert a SD or SDHC card nothing happens.
  The reader is not even listed under lspci.

  I have updated all the packages with apt.

  I tried to boot Ubuntu (12.04) with an SD plugged in but no luck.


  Note that this notebook has a (separate slot) Ricoh R5C592 Memory
  Stick Reader that is working as expected (auto mounts the MS when
  inserted in the reader).

  Expected behavior: SD card reader to correctly read the inserted SD

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic 3.2.0-24.38
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.38-generic 3.2.16
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
   **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC262 Analog [ALC262 Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
  Architecture: amd64
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC262 Analog [ALC262 Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  marco      1682 F.... pulseaudio
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf4540000 irq 44'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC262'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0262,104d1800,00100100 HDA:14f12c06,104d1700,00100000'
     Controls      : 17
     Simple ctrls  : 9
  Date: Tue May 22 00:58:07 2012
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c8ceba03-f7ab-48f3-a017-ae1628cc20e9
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  MachineType: Sony Corporation VGN-G21VN_B
   Socket 0:
     no product info available
   Socket 0:
     no card
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=6bd04d78-2cc1-4602-aa72-cb15d7dde368 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.2.0-24-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.2.0-24-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.79
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/21/2007
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
  dmi.bios.version: R0021N9
  dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A
  dmi.board.name: VAIO
  dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
  dmi.board.version: N/A
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrR0021N9:bd08/21/2007:svnSonyCorporation:pnVGN-G21VN_B:pvrJ002SHP8:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: VGN-G21VN_B
  dmi.product.version: J002SHP8
  dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation

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