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Re: PCSCD failure

john wendel wrote, On 04/24/2009 11:11 AM:

I'm trying to use a smart card reader, without any luck. I've installed pcscd and whatever else yum pilled in and have 2 new services running (pcscd and ???). The system log shows the following failure to setup the device. I'm stuck.

Any clues appreciated.



Apr 22 13:50:58 Godzilla1 pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:498:main() pcsc-lite
1.4.102 daemon ready.
Apr 22 13:50:59 Godzilla1 pcscd: hotplug_libhal.c:342:HPAddDevice()
Adding USB device: usb_device_9c3_8_50108525_if0
Apr 22 13:51:00 Godzilla1 pcscd:
readerfactory.c:1082:RFInitializeReader() Attempting startup of
ActivCard USB Reader 2.0 00 00 using

it looks like you have a ActivCard USB Reader V2,
with usb product id 0x0008

Some folks have had luck upgrading the firmware on SOME instances of that hardware with the latest firmware from SCM for the SCR-331.
see http://lists.drizzle.com/pipermail/muscle/
If it works then you now have a reader that acts like a

if it don't work I suspect you have a very light paperweight at the end, and then again, that is pretty much what you got now.

Before buying later I would suggest looking more at the pcsclite lists:

Good luck.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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