Hardware support in Ubuntu has come a long way but there are still pieces of hardware that, for one reason or another, require a bit of effort to get up and running..
Thankfully the ‘fix’ came easy, so a few minutes spent Googling and a handful of forum threads later all was all fixed and Fauxliva Dunham was kicking-ass on my screen.
To save you the same hassle, here’s how to do it.
This guide will walk owners of HP Mini 110 series and Compaq Mini CQ10-500 series netbook owners – along with any one else owning a device using a Realtek rts5159 card reader – through downloading and installing the required driver.
To identify your card reader model run ‘lsusb’ in a Terminal.
- Download the ‘Unix (Linux)’ driver for the Realtek rts5159 from this link.
- Once downloaded extract, moving the folder to your ‘Home’ folder.
- Open a new terminal session
- Now we need to install the driver. Run each of the following commands deparately, allowing each to complete before moving on to the next.
- cd rts_pstor
- sudo make install
- sudo depmod
- Once completed reboot computer and the card reader will be working