[Regression] Realtek Card Reader no longer works

Bug #367099 reported by Germán Pabón on 2009-04-26
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Bug Description

In ubuntu 8.10, my Realtek Card Reader (internal) worked flawlessly. Now, in jaunty, it won't mount no matter what. But it seems that HAL recognize the device, naming it:

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device

Germán Pabón (ninboy) wrote :

uname -a:
Linux laptito 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:58:03 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

cat /proc/version_signature:
Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic

lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

lsusb | grep 'Realtek'
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device

Peter Kossek (kossek) wrote :

Exactly the same here on 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04.
dmesg shows no messages when inserting SD-Card.

uname -a:
Linux peter-laptop 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

cat /proc/version_signature:
Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic

lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

lsusb | grep Realtek:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device

Germán Pabón (ninboy) wrote :

By the way, my lsusb shows "Stroage" instead of "Storage" too, Reported in bug #367082

Aleksandr (aleksandr-andreev) wrote :

Exactly the same here on 64-bit Ubuntu 9.04.

sudo lsusb -d 0bda:0158 -v

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
  idProduct 0x0158 Mass Stroage Device
  bcdDevice 58.87
  iManufacturer 1 Generic
  iProduct 2 USB2.0-CRW
  iSerial 3 20071114173400000
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 32
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4 CARD READER
    bmAttributes 0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 2
      bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
      bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
      bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
      iInterface 5 Bulk-In, Bulk-Out, Interface
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength 10
  bDescriptorType 6
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  bNumConfigurations 1
Device Status: 0x0000
  (Bus Powered)

I had the same problem, but as per http://hardware4linux.info/component/33167/, which suggested that this is handled with the usb-storage module. I loaded the usb-storage module and Jaunty instantly recognized a card and mounted it.

Germán Pabón (ninboy) wrote :

Same fix that bug #42970

affects: linux (Ubuntu) → module-init-tools (Ubuntu)
Changed in module-init-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Germán Pabón (ninboy) wrote :

Sorry, bad comment.
Fix as said by Scott. Load usb-storage module.

In root shell (sudo -s), write and remount

echo "usb-storage" >> /etc/modules; modprobe usb-storage

Peter Kossek (kossek) wrote :

Thanks for the explaining how to get this to work, Germán and Scott.
Works great now!

echo "usb-storage" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules; modprobe usb-storage

Bit easier

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