gnupg privicy assistant - card manager.

Paul Lewis paul.lewis at
Sun Aug 31 16:00:57 CEST 2014

I hope this is the correct list to raise this issue at?

The GNU Privicy assistant seems to be working fine, when I start it I 
can see a list of my keys.

I'd like to use the card manager function, but whenever I invoke it the 
application returns the error "Error accessing the card", and the 
status bar reports "Checking for card .. "

Looking at my system logs, start to fill up with:

gnome-keyring-daemon[5531]: unrecognized command: SCD
gnome-keyring-daemon[5531]: unrecognized command: GETEVENTCOUNTER
gnome-keyring-daemon[5531]: unrecognized command: GETEVENTCOUNTER

The last two lines are repeated continiously until the card manager is 

Otherwise if I run gpg --card-status with a card in the USB card reader 
I get the following:

gpg: detected reader `Alcor Micro AU9540 00 00'
Application ID ...: D276000124010200000500001EAD0000
Version ..........: 2.0
More stuff follows - but shows the card reader is functional.

At the command prompt I can enter the gpg --card-edit and read and edit 
the card parameters.

I presume, the system is misconfigured is some way. Any one got any 


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