Smart card works with GPG v1 but not with GPG v2 on Ubuntu

Pete Stephenson pete at
Sat Jun 29 17:09:51 CEST 2013

On 6/29/2013 2:49 PM, Jan Geep wrote:
> hello
> I have a CryptoStick v1.2 and am trying to get it to work with gpg
> 2.0.17 on Ubuntu 12.04.2
> It works perfectly when I use gpg v14.11 and I am trying to figure out
> what to do to get gpg2 to work would any people have suggestion?

Did you install the libccid and pcscd packages, as described at ?

If that doesn't work, also try installing the gpgsm package -- for
whatever reason, my Crypto Stick didn't work until I installed that
package. If the package is removed, the Crypto Stick stops working. This
was the case for several Ubuntu and Mint systems, even fresh-from-the-CD
systems I created in VMs for testing, though your mileage may vary.


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