Can't read belgium eID card using gpgsm

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Sep 7 08:55:01 CEST 2006

On Wed,  6 Sep 2006 21:06, Luc Willems said:

> I tried your suggestion and it didn't help. My card reader is a ACR38 USB 
> Reader .

Ah yes.  I forgot to tell you that.  I also have one of these readers
as destributed with the BELPIC card.  They are crippled CCID alike
readers and I have not made the GnupG internal driver to work with
them.  Given the low prices of good and compliant readers it is IMHO
not worth the effort.

I am not sure but IIRC, Ludovic Rousseau recently anounced that his
libccid (as used by pcscd) works with this reader.  So you would need
to get the latest version of it and check it out. 

> I noticed that when is stop the pcscd , the active led keep flashing the same 
> way as when there is no card inserted.

Get a real reader ;-)

> I have the impression that the internal ccid driver is not recognising my USB 

It also seems that you have not compiled scdaemon with support for
CCID.  The libusb-dev package is required at build time to include
this support.  A this is a common problem I now print a wrning when
libusb is not available.

> 2006-09-06 20:57:32 scdaemon[23314] handler for fd -1 started
> 2006-09-06 20:57:32 scdaemon[23314] reader slot 0: active protocol:
> 2006-09-06 20:57:32 scdaemon[23314] slot 0: ATR=3B 98 13 40 0A A5 03 01 01 01 

--debug 2048 enables more debugging.  In particular all card I/O gets
logged even with the pc/sc driver.



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