[Pcsclite-muscle] Firefox does not trigger pcsc start

Ludovic Rousseau ludovic.rousseau at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 04:48:55 PDT 2018

2018-04-05 12:38 GMT+02:00 Germano Massullo <germano.massullo at gmail.com>:
> Il 05/04/2018 12:03, Ludovic Rousseau ha scritto:
>> From your RedHat bug report
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1545027 it looks like an
>> issue with systemd activation.
> In that bugreport some users mixed Fedora and RHEL/CentOS problems. The
> difference is that on RHEL/CentOS you have to manually start pcscd
> service while using all the previously mentioned packages. On Fedora
> instead, the problem concerns only Firefox. I would start debugging
> first Fedora problems, then RHEL/CentOS
>> Please debug with a simple tool like pcsc_scan.
>> Get it from http://ludovic.rousseau.free.fr/softwares/pcsc-tools/ or
>> use the redhat package.
>> Does pcsc_scan works in your configuration?
> I plugged the USB reader with card inserted, then runned
> $ pcsc_scan
> PC/SC device scanner
> V 1.4.25 (c) 2001-2011, Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseau at free.fr>
> Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.8.22
> SCardEstablishContext: Service not available.
> # systemctl status pcscd
> ● pcscd.service - PC/SC Smart Card Daemon
>    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/pcscd.service; indirect;
> vendor preset: disabled)
>    Active: inactive (dead)

The problem is a bogus systemd configuration.
Maybe the rpm package does not correctly configure the pcscd service.

It is a Fedora issue.


 Dr. Ludovic Rousseau

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