Adventures In External Media With Kubuntu
Jan 28, 2009, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I found another solution in a SanDisk Micromate reader that
came bundled with a recent 4 GB SD purchase. The little external
card slot fob worked by plugging it into a USB port, then inserting
and mounting the card.
"Although my new ASUS laptop doesn't have a 5-in-one, it does
has a functioning SD card reader, under Kubuntu. And, the latest
version of the OS has a slick file system auto mounter that works
very well with the default Dolphin file manager. Just stick the
card in the on-board slot and select the "Volume VFAT" item from
the device notifier menu to start the Dolphin file manager. You can
then drag and drop files to whatever you like. See graphic #1 for a
screen shot of the Dolphin file manager and the notifier menu.
"I found that if you unmount the card, by right clicking and
choosing "Safely Remove Volume (vfat)", that Dolphin will forget
what's in it's directories and you'll no longer be able to see some
of them on the card. A quick "Reload" from the "View" pull-down tab
returns directory visibility to normal.
"The USB cable to camera trick works, as does the Micromate
reader, on the ASUS. Today, I can have three SD cards available all
at once, if needed."