OpenPGP card not available

Dan Fandrich dan at
Tue Apr 9 18:15:05 CEST 2024

On Tue, Apr 09, 2024 at 12:11:31PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> By default we are not using PC/SC on Linux but direct access to the
> reader via USB.  Now if pcscd is already running and has access to the
> reader scdaemon won't be able to access the reader via USB.
> 2.2 falls back to PC/SC if it can't use the reader via USB.

That explains the difference it nicely.

> Either shutdown pcscd or add
> disable-ccid-driver
> to ~/.gnupg/scdaemon.conf

Shutting down pcscd fixed it!  But I have other software that needs pcscd to
access the card, so I added "disable-ccid" to scdaemon.conf and gpg now works
even though pcscd is running.  Thanks for the help.


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