Problem: cannot generate / copy keys larger than 1024bit on my OpenPGP-compatible card

Robin Kipp mlists at
Sun Jun 3 17:50:25 CEST 2012

Hi Werner,

Am 03.06.2012 um 16:45 schrieb Werner Koch:

> All OMNIKEY based readers don't work with Linux or other free OS when
> Extended Length APDUs are required.  I did a few hacks to allow the
> internal ccid driver to _sometimes_ work.  libccid (of libpcsclite) has
> a list of supported readers and states that certain readers are not
> supported; in particular Omnikey.

OK, well, I really didn't expect that *before* buying the reader, but I honestly wasn't aware such compatibility issues existed with Omnikey readers. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to sort things out with my retailer, and end up purchasing a new card reader. So, if you could possibly recommend a brand that produces easier to handle readers I'd definitely appreciate some advice on that! :-)

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