I have a headless debian (3.2.0-3-686-pae) to which I wanted to attach a standalone card reader to automatically process my pictures. The idea is that the reader will be plugged in all the time and I would just insert the SD card.
Unfortunately the card is not detected when I insert it.
- the card reader is correctly recognized
- when I connect the card reader with the SD card already inserted both are correctly recognized and the card is automatically mounted.
Therefore this is the action of inserting the card into a working card reader which is not recognized. There are no messages in /var/log/messages (nor anywhere else). When the card reader is inserted the messages are correct:
Aug 4 14:25:03 server kernel: [711743.411320] usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 5 Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711751.964021] usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.097364] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6366 Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.097369] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.097373] usb 1-6: Product: Mass Storage Device Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.097375] usb 1-6: Manufacturer: Generic Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.097377] usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 058F63666433 Aug 4 14:25:12 server kernel: [711752.098062] scsi4 : usb-storage 1-6:1.0 Aug 4 14:25:13 server kernel: [711753.224612] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Multiple Card Reader 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 Aug 4 14:25:14 server kernel: [711753.810820] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] 1984000 512-byte logical blocks: (1.01 GB/968 MiB) Aug 4 14:25:14 server kernel: [711753.811559] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off Aug 4 14:25:14 server kernel: [711753.829719] sdc: sdc1 Aug 4 14:25:14 server kernel: [711753.840025] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
I was wondering if I am missing something somewhere (the behavior above is out of the box - I did not need to configure anything) -or- that the insertion of a card into an already-connected card reader is simply not recognized by design.
EDIT: While fora discussions claim that the lack of message is normal, it obviously works for some (thanks Piskvor nad darnir for the comments). I will leave the question unanswered and file a bug with Debian - updating this post if there is any progress.
EDIT: filed Bug#684306 (bugs.debian.org)