OpenPGP card not accessible

Malte Gell malte.gell at
Thu Feb 5 22:33:23 CET 2009


i made some progress with my new OpenPGP card. I can access it with 

gpg --card-edit but i cannot do anything, because GnuPG immediately exists and 
says there was no card....

gpg --card-edit first detectd the card  and then suddenly says "OpenPGP card is 
not available", though it is still in the card reader....

I use gpg 2.0.9 and the Reiner SCT ctapi-driver, scdaemon.conf looks like 

reader-port 1

The ctapi driver seem to be the only way to access the card a little bit, but 
it still does not work correctly...

If someone have some experience about these issues, let me know


Application ID ...: D2760001240101010001000015CB0000
Version ..........: 1.1
Manufacturer .....: PPC Card Systems
Serial number ....: 000015CB
Name of cardholder: [not set]
Language prefs ...: de
Sex ..............: unspecified
URL of public key : [not set]
Login data .......: [not set]
Signature PIN ....: forced
Max. PIN lengths .: 254 254 254
PIN retry counter : 3 3 3
Signature counter : 0
Signature key ....: [none]
Encryption key....: [none]
Authentication key: [none]
General key info..: [none]

Command> scdaemon[19663]: updating status of slot 0 to 0x0007
scdaemon[19663]: client pid is 19662, sending signal 12
scdaemon[19663.0] DBG: <- [EOF]
scdaemon[19663]: handler for fd -1 terminated
scdaemon[19663]: scdaemon (GnuPG) 2.0.9 stopped

gpg: OpenPGP card not available: IPC write error

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