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Card Readers on SUSE Linux 9.2 Professional?

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By Jason Jones

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Posted: 30 Mar 2005
 

I recently went and bought a "9-in-1" card reader and was interested what SUSE Linux 9.2 Professional did with it. I was slightly skeptical about it being "as easy" as it is to use in Windows due to some past experience with my camera.

So, with a slightly skeptical demeanor, I turned off my SUSE box, and plugged the card reader into the internal USB 2.0 port directly on my motherboard.

I then turned it on and waited.

The system started up, and I was presented with my KDE background image and a cursor. I put in a media card into one of the card slots and crossed my fingers.

I sat and waited about 2 seconds before a lovely window popped up out of no where.



I was delightfully proven wrong. I didn't push anything at all, or change anything anywhere to make that window pop up. It just knew there was a card in the slot gave me my options.

I clicked Yes and immediately a new window opened up with directories to where my images were housed.



I navigated to where my images were (which varies on what type of media is inserted and what device was used to create the media) and I easily found my images.



From here I simply dragged and dropped my images into the appropriate folder, took out the card, and I was done!

Looks like SUSE Linux 9.2 Professional is indeed a "media-ready" Operating System, as far as this card reader goes.


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