PCSCD failure

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at ssa.crane.navy.mil
Mon Apr 27 21:34:52 UTC 2009

john wendel wrote, On 04/24/2009 11:11 AM:
> I'm trying to use a smart card reader, without any luck. I've installed 
> pcscd and whatever else yum pilled in and have 2 new services running 
> (pcscd and ???). The system log shows the following failure to setup the 
> device. I'm stuck.
> Any clues appreciated.
> Thanks,
> John
> Apr 22 13:50:58 Godzilla1 pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:498:main() pcsc-lite
> 1.4.102 daemon ready.
> Apr 22 13:50:59 Godzilla1 pcscd: hotplug_libhal.c:342:HPAddDevice()
> Adding USB device: usb_device_9c3_8_50108525_if0
> Apr 22 13:51:00 Godzilla1 pcscd:
> readerfactory.c:1082:RFInitializeReader() Attempting startup of
> ActivCard USB Reader 2.0 00 00 using
> /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers/ifd-ccid.bundle/Contents/Linux/libccid.so

it looks like you have a ActivCard USB Reader V2,
with usb product id 0x0008

Some folks have had luck upgrading the firmware on SOME instances of that 
hardware with the latest firmware from SCM for the SCR-331.
see http://lists.drizzle.com/pipermail/muscle/
If it works then you now have a reader that acts like a

if it don't work I suspect you have a very light paperweight at the end, and 
then again, that is pretty much what you got now.

Before buying later I would suggest looking more at the pcsclite lists:

Good luck.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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