external pinpad, gnupg, SPR532 PinPad SmartCard Reader

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 19:34:20 CET 2007

On 2/11/07, Michael Parker <MichaelParker at gmx.de> wrote:
> For example:
> when I try
> pkcs11-tool -L
> I get:
> winscard_clnt.c:320:SCardEstablishContextTH() Cannot open public shared
> file: /var/run/pcscd.pub
> Available slots:
> Slot 0           (empty)
> Slot 1           (empty)
> Slot 2           (empty)
> Slot 3           (empty)
> Slot 4           (empty)
> Slot 5           (empty)
> Slot 6           (empty)
> Slot 7           (empty)

Strange... It seems like the pcscd is not up...
Can you check it out?

> I don't think that this is the reason for my problem. A year ago it already
> worked with the exception that there was not popup asking me to enter the pin
> by the cardreader.

So you will be able to reach at least the same state... :)

> As I mentioned the ubuntu-distribution behaves different.

But you said ubuntu does not use the external PIN PAD...

Alon Bar-Lev.

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