SD card reader does not work on Thinkpad X220

Bug #787606 reported by vilmos on 2011-05-24
This bug affects 12 people
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The SD card reader doesn't work on my new Lenovo Thinkpad X220. When I insert a card, the following debug messages appear in dmesg:
[ 1206.280720] mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt.
[ 1206.280732] sdhci: =========== REGISTER DUMP (mmc0)===========
[ 1206.280742] sdhci: Sys addr: 0x00000000 | Version: 0x00000502
[ 1206.280751] sdhci: Blk size: 0x00000000 | Blk cnt: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280759] sdhci: Argument: 0x00000000 | Trn mode: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280767] sdhci: Present: 0x01f70001 | Host ctl: 0x00000001
[ 1206.280775] sdhci: Power: 0x00000000 | Blk gap: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280783] sdhci: Wake-up: 0x00000000 | Clock: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280791] sdhci: Timeout: 0x00000009 | Int stat: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280798] sdhci: Int enab: 0x00ff00c3 | Sig enab: 0x00ff00c3
[ 1206.280806] sdhci: AC12 err: 0x00000000 | Slot int: 0x00000000
[ 1206.280814] sdhci: Caps: 0x21e8c8b2 | Caps_1: 0x00008073
[ 1206.280822] sdhci: Cmd: 0x00000102 | Max curr: 0x00000040
[ 1206.280825] sdhci: ===========================================
[ 1206.632840] mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card

It's a built-in Ricoh SD reader (from lspci -v):
0d:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e823 (rev 04) (prog-if 01)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21da
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at d1400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [800] Advanced Error Reporting
        Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
        Kernel modules: sdhci-pci

It doesn't matter if the card is locked or not. I tested it with a Kingmax 8GB class 10 SDHC card. This happens on an up to date Natty amd64 install, kernel version is

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic 2.6.38-8.42
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: vili 1413 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'PCH'/'HDA Intel PCH at 0xd2520000 irq 44'
   Mixer name : 'Intel CougarPoint HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:14f1506e,17aa21da,00100000 HDA:80862805,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 20
   Simple ctrls : 8
 Card hw:29 'ThinkPadEC'/'ThinkPad Console Audio Control at EC reg 0x30, fw unknown'
   Mixer name : 'ThinkPad EC (unknown)'
   Components : ''
   Controls : 1
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'Console',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Date: Tue May 24 16:52:42 2011
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c7615e11-99d2-4781-95b4-d1357ec0f79e


InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
MachineType: LENOVO 42872SG
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=e6b1a4fc-84e9-46d6-b7e5-bbba5504b2fc ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.52
SourcePackage: linux
Symptom: storage
 monitor will print the received events for:
 UDEV - the event which udev sends out after rule processing
UdisksMonitorLog: Monitoring activity from the disks daemon. Press Ctrl+C to cancel.
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 03/28/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8DET41WW (1.11 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available 42872SG
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8DET41WW(1.11):bd03/28/2011:svnLENOVO:pn42872SG:pvrThinkPadX220:rvnLENOVO:rn42872SG:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable: 42872SG
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X220
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

vilmos (vilmos) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-05-24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
vilmos (vilmos) wrote :

I just upgrade to linux-image-2.6.39-0-generic from kernel-ppa because of other issues, and the SD card reader problem still persists.

vilmos (vilmos) wrote :

This seems to be a duplicate of #717435.

Oscar Niemi (oscar-niemi) wrote :

Same problem with my X220 and 3.2.0-32-generic but i get error "mmc0: error -5 whilst initialising SD card" instead.

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