Smart Card Reader not seen by my system. (Resolved)

I use mint 17.2 64bit mate.

I have a new smart card reader which should allow me to access a wide range of services.

Having installed the driver from this location http://eid.belgium.be/en/using_your_eid/installing_the_eid_software/linux

The card reader is not mounted when plugged into the USB port.

Any help welcome…

What’s the output from:

dpkg -l | grep libbeid

and

dpkg -l | grep eid-viewer

Can you install pcsc_scan:

sudo apt-get install pcsc_scan

and post the output from:

ps aux | grep [p]cscd

and

pcsc_scan

Here is the output-

userone@Office2 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep libbeid
userone@Office2 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep eid-viewer
userone@Office2 ~ $

userone@Office2 ~ $ sudo apt-get install pcsc_scan
[sudo] password for userone:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package pcsc_scan
userone@Office2 ~ $

userone@Office2 ~ $ ps aux | grep [p]cscd
root 1937 0.0 0.0 181680 4876 ? Sl 09:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/pcscd

userone@Office2 ~ $ pcsc_scan
PC/SC device scanner
V 1.4.22 (c) 2001-2011, Ludovic Rousseau [email protected]
Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.8.10
Using reader plug’n play mechanism
Scanning present readers…
0: Generic Smart Card Reader Interface [Smart Card Reader Interface] (20070818000000000) 00 00

Fri Oct 23 09:50:15 2015
Reader 0: Generic Smart Card Reader Interface [Smart Card Reader Interface] (20070818000000000) 00 00
Card state: Card removed,

OK, run these commands in sequence:

cd ~/Desktop

then

wget http://eid.belgium.be/sites/default/files/downloads/eid-archive_2015.4_all.deb

then

sudo dpkg -i eid-archive_2015.4_all.deb

then

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install eid-viewer libbeidpkcs11-0 eid-mw

now see if there’s a card reader at:-

menu > Accessories > eID Viewer

If there is, you can now delete the eid-archive_2015.4_all.deb file from your desktop.

menu > Accessories > eID Viewer

Is not in Accessories

Everything went OK until-

userone@Office2 ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get install eid-viewer libbeidpkcs11-0 eid-mw
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package eid-viewer
userone@Office2 ~/Desktop $

What happens if you run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure eid-archive

then

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install eid-viewer libbeidpkcs11-0 eid-mw

[EDIT]

There’s no definition for “Rafaela” in their repo, so it won’t work for Mint 17.2, only Mint 17.0 (Qiana)

We can manually download the packages and install them but I need to confirm Mint has gdebi installed … run:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

did it either say it’s already installed or actually install it ?

userone@Office2 ~ $ sudo apt-get install gdebi
[sudo] password for userone:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
gdebi is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libsoprano4 shared-desktop-ontologies soprano-daemon
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 24 not to upgrade.
userone@Office2 ~ $

OK download these 4 files, and double click them to install them (in the order below)
http://files.eid.belgium.be/debian/pool/main/e/eid-mw/libbeidpkcs11-bin_4.1.9v4.1.9-0trusty1_amd64.deb
and
http://files.eid.belgium.be/debian/pool/main/e/eid-mw/libbeidpkcs11-0_4.1.9v4.1.9-0trusty1_amd64.deb
and
http://files.eid.belgium.be/debian/pool/main/e/eid-mw/eid-mw_4.1.9v4.1.9-0trusty1_amd64.deb
and
http://files.eid.belgium.be/debian/pool/main/e/eid-viewer/eid-viewer_4.1.9v4.1.9.1.g095fcbc-0trusty1_all.deb

That’s cracked the problem and it is working OK.

Thanks for your help.

You’re most welcome … remember because you had to manually install the files they won’t receive automagic updates

It might be worth keeping an eye out here:
http://files.eid.belgium.be/debian

and if you ever notice a folder appear called rafaela … go back here:
http://eid.belgium.be/en/using_your_eid/installing_the_eid_software/linux
and download/install the new eid-archive (.DEB) … you’ll then get automagic updates.