Realtek SD Card reader

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Aug 5 21:46:40 UTC 2014

On Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 06:07:31PM +0200, Luciano Mannucci wrote:
> Hello,
> do we have a driver for the Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express
> Card Reader?
> I have an HP Pavillion running 10.0-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD and I see nothing
> through dmesg if I insert an SD Card in the reader's slot.
> Maybe I'm missing something, I'm new to FreeBSD...

There is only one driver for SD cards, AFAIK: sdhci(4). Looking at the source
code in /usr/src/sys/dev/sdhci/sdhci_pci.c, there doesn't seem to be an entry
for your chip in the sdhci_devices array. So it is probably not supported.

There is a Linux driver for this chip, but it looks so different from sdhci that
I don't have a clue if it could be ported.

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