fix ubuntu 16.04 upgrade issues

This question came in from one of our readers, where the user upgraded his PC to Ubuntu 16.04, and found that the SD card reader builtin his laptop won’t read any SD memory cards. It was working good before the upgrade. SD card reader looked dead as if like it is not existent in the system after the Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade.

This problem looked like installation issue when the critical system files are being overwritten during upgrade. Since this problem appeared after the upgrade, it is clearly accidental corruption of the system file, which in this case is “udisks2”. Reinstalling this application fixed the issue. Here is the detailed instructions.

Fix SD Card Reader not working after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade

STEP 1: Remove any SD card that are inserted into the SD card reader.

STEP 2: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 3: Run the following command to reinstall udisks2.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall udisks2

You will have to enter root password to complete re-installation.

STEP 4: After installation is complete, close ‘Terminal’ and reboot the PC.

STEP 5: Try inserting a SD card into the SD card reader slot. It should work now!

Did you run into this problem after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade? Did this solution work for you?

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Thanks! this also worked for 18.04 🙂


did not work for me


Just used this to fix no SD card reader on Dell Latitude with Ubuntu 18.04! Thanks!