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Old 4th June 2009, 08:16 PM
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sd card reader

i can't get f11 to recognize any type of sd card in my card reader. my laptop has this 'SD/MMC Host Controller' and when i put a card in nothing happens. in fedora 10 even if the card type was incompatible the readers light would still blink as it tried to read it. with f11 i get no activity at all. do i need to enable pciehp? any tips would be a great help. thanks.
Jeremy Boyd
Old 4th June 2009, 09:55 PM
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Hi this is a long shot and probably wont work, but when i had a similar problem a long time ago entering this in a root termianl made mine work.
setpci -s '03:01.0' 0xca=0x57
setpci -s '03:01.0' 0xcb=0x02
setpci -s '03:01.0' 0xca=0x00
Old 8th June 2009, 09:23 PM
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those commands just gave me errors like this

setpci: Warning: No devices selected for "0xca=0x57".
setpci: Missing width.
Try `setpci --help' for more information.

the hardware works fine, i tested it in windohs with no problems and i think it worked in F10 but nothing in F11. i also tried with the 2.6.30 kernel with no success either.

i tried loading the pciehp module but apparantly it doesn't exist in F11.

any ideas?

edit: just tried booting with pciehp_force and still no success
Jeremy Boyd

Last edited by jerboyd; 8th June 2009 at 09:27 PM.
Old 8th June 2009, 09:35 PM
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Any errors in /var/log/messages when you plug in the reader or the card?
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Old 8th June 2009, 09:47 PM
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this is the last thing in that file
Jun 8 16:31:19 localhost kernel: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 50624 nsec

everything else seems to be from bootup but i don't know what i'm looking for.

this might be related. at every bootup i get a kernel oops. here it is.

WARNING: at drivers/pci/dmar.c:182 dmar_table_init+0x144/0x2bf() (Not tainted)
Hardware name: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
Your BIOS is broken; DMAR reported at address zero!
BIOS vendor: Hewlett-Packard; Ver: F.2A; Product Version: F.2A
Modules linked in:
Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted #1
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff810489bf>] warn_slowpath+0xbc/0xf0
[<ffffffff81048f94>] ? release_console_sem+0x1c1/0x1f6
[<ffffffff8164776c>] ? pci_iommu_init+0x0/0x21
[<ffffffff813a95ff>] ? printk+0x41/0x4a
[<ffffffff8164776c>] ? pci_iommu_init+0x0/0x21
[<ffffffff81663bc1>] dmar_table_init+0x144/0x2bf
[<ffffffff8164776c>] ? pci_iommu_init+0x0/0x21
[<ffffffff816641cb>] intel_iommu_init+0x16/0x807
[<ffffffff8100e963>] ? xen_debugfs_create_u32_array+0x5f/0x6a
[<ffffffff8164776c>] ? pci_iommu_init+0x0/0x21
[<ffffffff8164777a>] pci_iommu_init+0xe/0x21
[<ffffffff8100a05b>] do_one_initcall+0x5b/0x142
[<ffffffff8108e508>] ? register_irq_proc+0xb3/0xcf
[<ffffffff81110000>] ? load_elf_binary+0xc0d/0x16c9
[<ffffffff8163d750>] kernel_init+0x1d6/0x22e
[<ffffffff8101264a>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
[<ffffffff81011f67>] ? restore_args+0x0/0x30
[<ffffffff8163d57a>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x22e
[<ffffffff81012640>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20
---[ end trace 4eaa2a86a8e2da22 ]---

my bios is up to date.
Jeremy Boyd

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