And Lucky me it didn’t just work so I hunted around the internet which lead me to an article on the Ubuntu forums. However I found that this does not work with this particular laptop and should not be done.
The solution however is simple you just have to make sure the
tifm_sd module is loaded. The it does just work which is great. Though if you are wanting to use another type of card with this reader you are out of luck for now as SD is the only format that is supported by the driver at the moment.
So to load this module once
> sudo modprobe tifm_sd
But to load it at every boot add