I have a laptop (HP Pavillion G6) with a PCIe card reader from Realtek which is not working at all (I insert the card, nothing shows in /var/log/messages)
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I have the same card reader. The problem is that drivers from staging are not integrated in Fedora repositories, as far as I know, in difference to Ubuntu for example. I installed the package kmod-staging-2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64.x86_64 from rpmfusion and the card reader works. This package is in rpmfusion-free-updates.
Confirmed, after installing kmod-staging the card reader works as expected.
I'm leaving this open to track proper resolution in Fedora official kernels.
Won't happen until the drivers leave the staging-tree, I guess. And that won't happen in Linux 2.6.40/3.0.
Moving this bug to rawhide. We'll leave it open until the drivers move out of staging.
So far, with the latest kernel in FC16, the issue is still there. Even kmod-staging does not help on x86_x4 (the rpm has no files)
My apologies, installing kmod-staging required reboot. Now the card can be mounted. So, please integrate the module into the base kernel.
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> My apologies, installing kmod-staging required reboot. Now the card can be
> mounted. So, please integrate the module into the base kernel.
As I said before (2011-08-08), this will not happen until those drivers leave the staging tree in the kernel. This is up to the kernel developers, not the Fedora maintainers. Fedora does not integrate staging drivers in the kernel.
Putting this in ASSIGNED state so it doesn't keep showing up as new.
The rts_pstor driver is still in staging, but it does seem to be actively worked on.
*** Bug 789738 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 807612 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It seems not to work even on F18.
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
The rts_pstor driver has been removed from staging in kernel 3.8 and another driver (rtsx_pci) is able to handle this hardware. I've tested it with the recent kernel-3.8.1-201.fc18.x86_64 and it works.
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> The rts_pstor driver has been removed from staging in kernel 3.8 and another
> driver (rtsx_pci) is able to handle this hardware. I've tested it with the
> recent kernel-3.8.1-201.fc18.x86_64 and it works.
Excellent find. I believe the driver is actually called rtsx_pci_ms (the rtsx_pci driver is something it depends on.) This is available in all current kernels.
I have a problem with installing kmod-staging when i try yum install kmod-staging
i always get "No package kmod-stanging available"
I confirm this issue resolved in Fedora 19 regular kernels. Engaging with kernel staging area isn't the recommended way to address this problem, it's better to upgrade the distribution instead.