Smart card reader support

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  • #55243
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    asbruff

    Hi everybody,
    i’m a brand new antix user, so please be patient with me…

    I’ve just tried to install opensc and connect my smart card reader, but as far as i see the card could not be seen.

    “lsusb” sees the card reader:
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 072f:9000 Advanced Card Systems, Ltd ACR38 AC1038-based Smart Card Reader

    but “opensc-explorer” can’t see it:

    $ opensc-explorer 
    OpenSC Explorer version 0.19.0
    No smart card readers found.

    also “pcsc_scan” gives me no results:

    $ pcsc_scan 
    Using reader plug'n play mechanism
    Scanning present readers...
    Waiting for the first reader... / 

    after 30 mins it was still waiting for the first reader.

    At the moment i’ve installed: pcscd pcsc-tools opensc libnss3-tools.

    Any suggestion?

    #55244
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    Xecure
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    Hello, and welcome.

    Based on https://wiki.debian.org/Smartcards for the device 072f:9000 you need to install ONE (only one) of these packages:

    libacsccid1
    libacr38u
    libasedrive-usb

    For antiX 17 to 21, only libacsccid1 and libasedrive-usb are available, so only install one of these two.

    After installing, try rebooting. If the Smartcard is still not detected, try installing a newer antiX kernel using the package installer and rebooting. If you still experience problems, try installing a Debian kernel (at least 4.19 or newer) just in case it is a specific module only builtin Debian kernels.

    Let us know how it goes.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

    #55258
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    Wallon
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    Dear asbruff,

    Welcome to the forum.
    Is your smart card reader for EID Belgium?

    Best regards,
    Wallon

    #55275
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    asbruff
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    No… the brand on it’s box is “bit4id”. I’m going to use it to login in the public administration services in Italy (health, taxes, etc.).

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