SDCard reader wont read cards above 16Gig

Hello, I have a small Dell inspiron laptop that has a built in Micro SDCard reader.
The reader works fine on Win 10 and the cards all are valid as well, but the card reader wont see any card above 16 Gig like my 32 or 64 size.
I have tried an other Linux distribution and had the exact problem.


A card reader is - usually - internally attached to the USB bus.

The laptop was not build with Linux in mind - and maybe neither was the card reader.

This points to a general lack of driver on Linux - but as you have provided no info what so ever - until you provide the necessary info - we have no clue.

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Provide info on attached usb devices

$ lsusb

Provide some basis system info

$ inxi -SMI

Sorry, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to these things, here are the results of the two commands.

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2386:0403 Raydium Corporation
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:671f Microdia
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0483:91d1 STMicroelectronics Sensor Hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0cf3:e005 Qualcomm Atheros Communications
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

inxi -SMI:
Host: dell Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 3185 v: 1.2.0
serial: <superuser/root required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0C8WGC v: A00 serial: <superuser/root required>
UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.0 date: 02/09/2018
Processes: 213 Uptime: 6m Memory: 3.72 GiB used: 1.05 GiB (28.3%)
Shell: Bash inxi: 3.1.05

I’ve tried searching for the answer prior as it seems to be a common problem with linux on Dell eqpt but none of the solutions worked for me.