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(SOLVED) Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Totally weird.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by Moltke » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Totally weird.
Indeed. Maybe's a bug no one else has spotted cause probably nobody else, at least in this forum, has a hp 2000 notebook running antix from a usb stick with persistence enabled which also has a card reader slot, so nobody has ever complaint about antix not seeing and/or mounting their sd card.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by fehlix » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm

Moltke wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm
manyroads wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Totally weird.
Indeed. Maybe's a bug no one else has spotted cause probably nobody else, at least in this forum, has a hp 2000 notebook running antix from a usb stick with persistence enabled which also has a card reader slot, so nobody has ever complaint about antix not seeing and/or mounting their sd card.
Might be the kernel does not see the card reader due to missing module not loaded.
Can you check any modules loaded with

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lsmod | grep tifm
and perhabs if not loaded do manual load the sd/mmc modules (not sure if all are needed):

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sudo modprobe -a tifm_core tifm_sd tifm_7xx1
If that works you might add a line for every module needed to /etc/modules.
Reference: HardwareSupportComponentsCardReaders
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by Moltke » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 am

fehlix wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Moltke wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm
manyroads wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Totally weird.
Indeed. Maybe's a bug no one else has spotted cause probably nobody else, at least in this forum, has a hp 2000 notebook running antix from a usb stick with persistence enabled which also has a card reader slot, so nobody has ever complaint about antix not seeing and/or mounting their sd card.
Might be the kernel does not see the card reader due to missing module not loaded.
Can you check any modules loaded with

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lsmod | grep tifm
and perhabs if not loaded do manual load the sd/mmc modules (not sure if all are needed):

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sudo modprobe -a tifm_core tifm_sd tifm_7xx1
If that works you might add a line for every module needed to /etc/modules.
Reference: HardwareSupportComponentsCardReaders
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What's the expected output of this command? I tried it in 17.2, the one which does see and mount the sd card to know what I should expect and it returned nothing. I reformatted the usb stick where I had 19.b2 so at the moment I can't try on it but I will make it again and try, althought, I did check with

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lspci -v
cause I thought it might be due to a missing driver and the card reader was listed so I don't think that's what causing this issue, however, I'll try your idea and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by rokytnji.1 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:52 am

Indeed. Maybe's a bug no one else has spotted cause probably nobody else, at least in this forum, has a hp 2000 notebook running antix from a usb stick with persistence enabled which also has a card reader slot, so nobody has ever complaint about antix not seeing and/or mounting their sd card.

It is a common thing for a kernel not to cover all hardware. I got over my sd card not being seen on my chromebook by using my other usb port on my chromebook antix install and plugging in usb/sd card reader and moved on.

If one finds a software solution across all hardware . I am all ears. I spun my wheels for while with plugging in sd card and looking at dmesg and seeing fail on sd mount. Gparted no show. Mount command and other hand operated tutorials for kernel entry lines in grub to hopefully enable sd card slot.

Just wasted time in my experience on my lonesome .

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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by fehlix » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 am

Moltke wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 am
fehlix wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm

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sudo modprobe -a tifm_core tifm_sd tifm_7xx1
What's the expected output of this command?
The command will load the potentially "missing"/not-loaded yet driver (modules) into the kernel. And with some luck
the kernel will be able to recognize the plugged-in sdcard, e.g in Gparted.
If not in gparted, you might also issue:

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sudo partprobe
to force the kernel to re-read/re-scan all partitions. Automounting is a secondary issue.
But sure there might be other reason for the sdcard not showing up.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by Moltke » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:43 pm

fehlix wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 am
Moltke wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 am
fehlix wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm

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sudo modprobe -a tifm_core tifm_sd tifm_7xx1
What's the expected output of this command?
The command will load the potentially "missing"/not-loaded yet driver (modules) into the kernel. And with some luck
the kernel will be able to recognize the plugged-in sdcard, e.g in Gparted.
If not in gparted, you might also issue:

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sudo partprobe
to force the kernel to re-read/re-scan all partitions. Automounting is a secondary issue.
But sure there might be other reason for the sdcard not showing up.
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Didnd't work. I tried from a live usb running Antix 17.4.1, ran the commands and nothing happened :( However, I did run

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lspci -v
which did report the card reader. I saved the output or at least that's what I thought but now I can't find the file, so appparently I didn't. But I clearly read

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PCI Express Card Reader
so I guess it does load the module for it but for some unknown reason can't read/mount/access the sd card itself. I think I'll just give up and keep on using 17.2 which works just great and will wait for the final release of 19 series and hopefully the issue will be gone.

EDIT: Well, I did save this html report created by lshw and found this

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id:	
generic
description:	Unassigned class
product:	RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader
vendor:	Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id:	
0
bus info:	
pci@0000:08:00.0
version:	01
width:	32 bits
clock:	33MHz
capabilities:	pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration:	
latency	=	0
resources:	
memory	:	90100000-90100fff
By the way, it's in red and I've no idea whatsoever what that means.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by Moltke » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:04 pm

It has something to do with the kernel. I've just updated the kernel in 17.2 from 4.9.126 to 4.9.182 and now the sd card's gone. :( It's a live system running with persistence enabled.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by anticapitalista » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:20 pm

Could you send me the kernel config file in /boot for 4.9.126 and then I can compare them with changes. (I assume you are using 64 bit)
Thanks.

Never mind - I found a copy.
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Re: Can't mount sd card in Antix 17.4.1

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Post by Moltke » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:35 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Could you send me the kernel config file in /boot for 4.9.126 and then I can compare them with changes. (I assume you are using 64 bit)
Thanks.

Never mind - I found a copy.
FWIW, I found that this driver "rtsx_pci" which is the one used by the card reader isn't loaded/present in 4.9.182. I found a post on internet explaining how to install it but got some errors when running make. Can't remember which ones though and I already reverted to 4.9.126.
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