gpg-agent has to be restarted after GnuPG SmartCard pulled from reader

Peter Lebbing peter at
Wed Jan 4 18:51:49 CET 2017

I think you should be able to use this card reader without pcscd, using the
internal CCID driver of GnuPG[1]. Just stop and disable pcscd, hopefully GnuPG
will find the reader and use it right away. That might solve your problem. I use
GnuPG's internal CCID driver, and it is completely resilient against both
pulling the card as well as unplugging the reader.




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