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Re: SD Card not being seen

>I know the card reader is seen, lsusb lists it

With your favorite file manager, look at /dev/disk/by-id I think you will see what Debian has designated for this card reader.  It will be a 'disk' with a standard device name: sd<something> You can then put a line in your /etc/fstab file:

/dev/sd<something>    /mnt       vfat      defaults       0         0

to have it mounted each time you boot the computer

If you stick someones memory card or stick into that reader and the reader is mounted as /dev/sdf the memory card you just installed will be /dev/sdf1 and to mount that assuming it will be using a file system like FAT* you will be able to mount it by:

#mount -t vfat /dev/sdf1 /mnt

With your file manager, go to /mnt/<your memory card or stick> open that and all your say, .jpg images will be lined up just like in your camera.

By the way, if it's images from a camera we're talking about here try this one:

Move these .jpg files to a folder on your home directory then install and start Google Picasa, a thoroughly astounding piece of non-free software:

The best way to load it is to put this in your sources.list:

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main

get the signing key:

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -

apt-get update  

apt-get install picasa

If you run Gnome or KDE there will be desktop integration for you pussies but if you run a sturdy window manger get an Xterm console and type in: $ picasa
then sit back and watch it go. For a corporate piece of non-free software to work like this on Debian, you have to think things are looking up from the bad old days of ms oppression of God's operating system. Well I hate editorializing so don't get me started.


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