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Compact Flash Card Reader

By famosamos ·
I am running Mandrake 9.1. I am searching for a "Compact Flash" card reader or multiple card reader that includes "Compact Flash" for my camera that is compatible with Linux. The hardware database has been no help. Has anyone had success with a card reader, and if so, what is the brand. Thank you in advance.

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by TheChas In reply to Compact Flash Card Reader

I have had good luck with this supplier.

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

I just wish that they had included a link to the manufactures web page to verify Linux compatibility.


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Thanks for trying...just mentioned MS and Mac for compatibility in the products. I hate to be specific, but this is the last thing I need to do to get rid of Windows. My camera didn't have a driver written for Linux.

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by TheChas In reply to Compact Flash Card Reader

Here's a neat new device that both supports Linux, and functions as portable storage.

The Computer Geeks are selling it for $90 US.

Another option, might be the floppy drive based media readers.


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by Macgyver.Hicks In reply to Compact Flash Card Reader

I use a Sandisk PCMCIA compact flash adapter that Suse 8.2 is able to pick up automatically. As long as the drive stays connected, there shouldn't be a problem with just about any adapter. Just make sure the adapter is attached with a CF card installed and reboot the system. It should show up as a drive. Mine does.

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