GnuPG 2 + OpenPGP card on F17

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed May 30 10:50:11 CEST 2012

On 05/30/2012 04:32 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> If GnuPG can't access it from the command line, Seahorse isn't going to
> have any better luck.
> With gnome-keyring-daemon running:

And, after restarting gnome-keyring-daemon:

[rjh at isaiah Downloads]$ gpg2 --card-status
gpg: selecting openpgp failed: Unsupported certificate
gpg: OpenPGP card not available: Unsupported certificate

[rjh at isaiah Downloads]$ sudo gpg2 --card-status
Application ID ...: D276000124010200000500000D180000
Version ..........: 2.0
Manufacturer .....: ZeitControl
... [snip] ...

It seems nondeterministic.  Which is, I know, not the case -- but it's
incredibly frustrating.  At risk of pointing out the obvious, I'm not a
newcomer to GnuPG: if I was a newbie facing this, I would likely be
overwhelmed by the seeming intractability of getting smartcards working
reliably with GNOME 3.

I'm frustrated and angry, and I'm just going to leave the problem here
for a bit.  If anyone has any advice, I'll be coming back to this
problem tomorrow.  Maybe letting it sit for a while will spur my brain
into solving it.

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