Problem with smartcards and scdaemon

Alex Mauer hawke at
Fri Jul 16 18:50:22 CEST 2010

On 07/16/2010 08:20 AM, James P. Howard, II wrote:
> I have not seen this reported yet, so here goes.  I have a German
> Privacy Foundation CryptoStick.  When I plug it in and run "gpg
> --card-status" all is well.  When I unplug it and plug it back in, all
> is not so well.  It will not work until I unplug again, kill scdaemon,
> and then plug it back in.

Do you definitely have to replug it, or is killing scdaemon sufficient?

I’ve seen the same thing on Linux when suspending my laptop (with a
traditional card reader); upon resuming, the smartcard isn’t available
until I kill scdaemon.

—Alex Mauer “hawke”

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