How can I use a Sony Memory Stick in Ubuntu (Ricoh-based controller) ?

Created by Fabián Rodríguez on on 2009-01-07
Keywords:
sony memory stick duo pro reader ricoh
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Fabián Rodríguez on on 2009-01-08

Memory sticks using readers with the Ricoh R5C822 controller don't have a driver in Ubuntu.

There is an open bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/238208

You may want to subscribe to that bug.

Only Ricoh can provide such a driver or someone that reverse-engineers the Vista driver - none of that has happened yet.

As a workaround it seems some external readers work. When I asked about that on my blog, a reader suggested Texas instruments controllers-based readers would work, but I haven't verified that.