Laptop cardreader, ENE Tecnology

13 08 2007

If you have a laptop and it has a cardreader that doesn’t seem to work on linux.

This one lspci reports as:
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)

Check, for /dev/ files that look lik /dev/mmcblk0 and /dev/mmcblk0p1. It may just work (on recent kernels).

mount with something like “sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt”

All the files will be under /mnt/ in this example.

and don’t forget to umount it with “sudo umount /mnt” before you yank it out.



10 06 2007

Started playing around with gentoo, after the difficult task of resizing the ‘buntu partition I did the basic install, mostly things went well. So I now have a working system (still a few problems to iron out) and I still have a lot to install.

Old blog imported

22 04 2007

MySQL and apache managed to fix themselves on aptitude update and so I have manage to import the old blog enteries.

However update has wrecked my NVIDIA graphics driver. I’m already missing Beryl and Xorg 😦


20 04 2007

Downloaded the 64 bit Kubuntu Feisty Fawn ISO to burn and install on my new laptop. Windows will be off it as soon as I know I have a rescue disc (to install in a virtual machine).

Now I just have to wait ’till my birthday.