GnuPG smartcard + KDE?

Andreas Ntaflos daff at
Fri Oct 27 18:30:03 CEST 2006

Hello list, 

this is probably something I should post to a KDE list as well, but 
there are probably more users here who use a GnuPG smartcard along with 
KDE than elsewhere.

Here's the thing: I got a GnuPG smartcard (but have yet to buy a card 
reader) by becoming an fellow and like to know about the 
possibilities to use it with KDE. 

From what I've read in the smartcard HOWTO and on there is a 
PAM module to log into the system with the smartcard. Does this work 
with a login manager like KDM as well? What about locking the screen 
(xlock, KDE screen/session lock)? Can I use the smartcard for that? 

That's all I can think of now :)

I know, card readers are not very pricy but before buying one for my 
laptop I just want to know what it is I can do with the smartcard that 
I can't do with a plain old GnuPG keyring on a USB stick.


Andreas "daff" Ntaflos 
Vienna, Austria 

GPG Fingerprint: 6234 2E8E 5C81 C6CB E5EC  7E65 397C E2A8 090C A9B4
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