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[Bug 1036102] Re: Card reader not working on Dell Inspiron M301Z


Julien Olivier, thank you for testing Trusty. As per http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-m301z-amd an update is available for your BIOS (A05). If you update to this following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BiosUpdate , does it change anything? If it doesn't, could you please both specify what happened, and just provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful.

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Thank you for your understanding.

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  Card reader not working on Dell Inspiron M301Z

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Bug description:
  On my Dell Inspiron M301Z, there is a built-in SD card reader, but it
  doesn't work.

  ApportVersion: 2.4-0ubuntu6
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  julien     5794 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  julien     5794 F.... pulseaudio
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=ab3d5b62-d785-4caa-82f8-68eb4932a418
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron M301Z
  Package: linux (not installed)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-9-generic root=UUID=63c58b0a-b2cc-4c78-87d0-4e1c0e8fc6a6 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-9.9-generic 3.5.0
  PulseList: Error: command ['pacmd', 'list'] failed with exit code 1: Daemon not responding.
   linux-restricted-modules-3.5.0-9-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.5.0-9-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                           1.88
  StagingDrivers: rts_pstor
  Tags:  quantal staging
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-9-generic i686
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2011-04-01 (500 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare tape video

  dmi.bios.date: 07/16/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A03
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A03
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: A03
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA03:bd07/16/2010:svnDellInc.:pnInspironM301Z:pvrA03:rvnDellInc.:rn:rvrA03:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA03:
  dmi.product.name: Inspiron M301Z
  dmi.product.version: A03
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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