Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader (Card Reader, USB)

I/O Alcor, Card Reader, USB

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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Alcor Micor Corp Smart Card reader has the USB ID 058f:6362. It is shown by lsusb in different ways:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)

The card reader is automatically recognized by the Linux kernel:

usb 1-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6362
usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1.1: Product: Mass Storage Device
usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Generic
usb 1-1.1: SerialNumber: 058Fxxxxxxx
usb-storage 1-1.1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
scsi host6: usb-storage 1-1.1:1.0

However, there are several bug reports reported with this card reader, describing incompatibility with certain memory card types and dropped support at more recent Linux kernels, e.g. see bug report.


Identified Hardware Configurations (11 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 (jessie) 3.16.0-4-amd64 The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 10/11/2016
Ubuntu 4.5.0-040500-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 01/08/2016
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 3.13.0-24-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 01/08/2016
Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) 4.2.5-300.fc23.x86_64 The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 01/06/2016
Manjaro Linux 4.4.2-1-MANJARO The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 27/02/2016
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 3.13.0-46-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 21/01/2016
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca 3.13.0-37-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 12/01/2016
Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (jessie) 3.16.0-4-amd64 The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 22/08/2015
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 3.13.0-61-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 18/08/2015
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca 3.19.0-22-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 14/07/2015
NAME=Gentoo 4.0.4-gentoo-gbx-test The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 09/06/2015

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