Card readers supported by GPG's internal drivers

Tony Whitmore tony at
Tue Jul 11 23:03:20 CEST 2006

Matthias Kirschner wrote:
> * Tony Whitmore <tony at> [2006-07-11 19:16:02 +0100]:
>> $ gpg --card-status
>> gpg: pcsc_establish_context failed: no service (0x8010001d)
>> gpg: card reader not available
>> gpg: OpenPGP card not available: general error
> Sorry, wrong link in my last e-mail. Please try this:

Thanks Matze. I've removed the udev rules/script I had previously setup
as per the HOWTO and substituted the rules you gave. I've symlinked them
into /etc/udev/rules.d too and restarted udev, but get the same result.
I'm running Ubuntu Dapper. Am I right in thinking the entries in
/proc/bus/usb/XXX/XXX should be modified to match the rules (i.e. group
scard, mode 644)? Because they don't seem to be:

# ls -l /proc/bus/usb/002/021
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 43 2006-07-11 21:58 /proc/bus/usb/002/021

I get the same failure as reported before even if I manually change the
group and permissions on the device node. And yes, my user is in the
scard group. :)

FWIW, lsusb for the device reports:

Bus 002 Device 021: ID 072f:0001 Advanced Card Systems, Ltd AC1030-based
SmartCard Reader

What can I try next?



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