PCMCIA/Compact Flash does not recognize/automount CF flash card

Bug #51648 reported by Tim on 2006-07-03
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal

I have a Thinkpad X30 with a PCMCIA slot and a Compact Flash cardbus slot. Both of these devices as well as the FireWire port are controlled by the Ricoh R5C552 (see here for more: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ricoh_R5C522) which apparently emulates the RL5c476 (?). lspci says this:

0000:01:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
0000:01:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
0000:01:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller

Firewire works - a firewire hard drive plugged in is automatically mounted. Neither the PCMCIA nor CF slot automount a CF card (ext2) when inserted. The output in /var/log/messages is:

(Insert CF card/adapter into PCMCIA slot)
pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
cs: memory probe 0xf0000000-0xf80fffff: excluding 0xf0000000-0xf87fffff
pccard: card ejected from slot 0
(Insert CF card into CF slot)
pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 1
pccard: card ejected from slot 1

When inserted, there are no new devices that show up under /dev (e.g. /dev/hdb1) and the device is not mounted.

lsmod | grep pcmcia shows:
pcmcia 40508 0
pcmcia_core 42640 3

Any idea what is missing for the PCMCIA subsystem to automatically handle CF cards and PCMCIA devices? More information on my thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202161

Tim (cyboreal) wrote :

It's listed on the thread in Ubuntu Forums but not here: I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 (the Kubuntu version).

frogzoo (frogzoo) wrote :

Same problem with San Disk Extreme III CF with Verbatim CF/PCMCIA adapter.

See attached:

/var/log/messages - CF insert + eject

frogzoo (frogzoo) wrote :

Rebooted & now can mount CF card (doesn't automount however).

On other other hand, noticed this in /var/log/messages:

Jul 3 23:39:14 localhost kernel: [17179716.916000] pcmcia: Detected deprecated PCMCIA ioctl usage.
Jul 3 23:39:14 localhost kernel: [17179716.916000] pcmcia: This interface will soon be removed from the kernel; please expect breakage unless you upgrade to new tools.

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