How to verify PCMCIA smart card reader working?

Dominik Brodowski linux at
Fri Jul 11 11:51:50 EDT 2008


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:44:53PM +0800, Sihan Goi wrote:
> I don't have access to the system over the weekend, but after a simple
> reboot it worked. I guessed I can't just run pccardctl immediately
> after I install pcmciautils.

you'd need to run "pcmcia-socket-startup" as root... actually, the dist
upgrade scripts should do that for you, but maybe they don't.

> However, I'm unable to get pcscd to recognize either card reader, even
> though at least the Gemplus should work coz it's listed as supported
> in the CCID page.

I'm sorry, I have no idea about that.


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