Having trouble getting GPG to accept input from a pinpad
Paul Richard Ramer
free10pro at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 12:11:24 CET 2011
I am using an OpenPGP v2 card with an SCM SPR-532 smartcard reader, and
I can't get GPG to take a PIN from the pinpad instead of the keyboard.
When I run "gpg --card-edit" followed by any command that requires a PIN
or Admin PIN, I get a password dialog box from pinentry, but I can only
enter the PIN via a keyboard.
I have followed the GnuPG Smartcard HOWTO, including setting up the udev
rules and creating and adding my user account to the scard group.
According to this post at
the pinpad of my card reader should work (except when it doesn't ;-)).
I don't have pcsc-lite installed. I am using GnuPG 1.4.10 (but also
have GnuPG 2.0.14 installed) and am running it on top of Ubuntu 10.04.
The versions of GnuPG that I have are what was available through my
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
PGP Key ID: 0x3DB6D884
PGP Fingerprint: EBA7 88B3 6D98 2D4A E045 A9F7 C7C6 6ADF 3DB6 D884
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