No SmartCard Daemon

Astrakan gpgikaros at
Sun Apr 3 17:50:15 CEST 2011


Im no expert in the card reader/card driver area but; Im also running
Linux Mint 9 with gpg2 and keys on smartcard.
Im not sure which card reader you have (I've got an Omnikey reader) but
in my case I pretty soon had to abandon
the CCID-driver (gpg built-in) in favor of PCSC. Try:

/apt-get install pcscd libpcsclite1/

You should find /usr/sbin/pcscd running when checking running processes.


On 2011-04-03 13:24, Paul R. wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently installed GnuPG 2 through a package manager on a Linux
> system, and when I issued "gpg2 --card-status", I got the following
> error:
> gpg: OpenPGP card not available: No SmartCard daemon
> I searched my system for scdaemon, but it is not installed.  Also, I
> checked my PATH environment variable to make sure that the PATH was
> properly configured.  I guessed that, perhaps, scdaemon had been put
> into a package of its own.  With this in mind, I searched my package
> manager for the words _scd_ and _scdaemon_.  But the only thing that I
> found was a package called gnupg-pkcs11-scd.
> I am not sure what to do other than resort to building GnuPG 2 from
> source code.  Anyway, here are the details of my system.
> Linux Mint 9
> Linux kernel 2.6.32-21-generic
> GnuPG 2.0.14
> --Paul
> --
> PGP Key ID: 0x3DB6D884
> PGP Fingerprint: EBA7 88B3 6D98 2D4A E045  A9F7 C7C6 6ADF 3DB6 D884
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