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Old 06-16-2014, 03:08 AM   #1
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smart card readers with Linux support


Hello there!

I have a Reiner-SCT smart card reader I wish to use on my Mint machine - have installed the respective Reiner-SCT drivers (for Ubuntu 14.x) but my reader does not react...

And once I do get it to work under mint, is there any Linux application that will read my existing cards and insert required info on websites?

Thanks for any suggestions!

LMH
 
Old 06-16-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hello there!

I have a Reiner-SCT smart card reader I wish to use on my Mint machine - have installed the respective Reiner-SCT drivers (for Ubuntu 14.x) but my reader does not react...
What device are you trying to mount the card reader on? How many hard drives do you have?

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Old 06-17-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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What device are you trying to mount the card reader on? How many hard drives do you have?

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The M/B is a 10-y-o Abit board with the uGuru control panel thingo hanging off it. I Have two HDs, both Seagate, one runs off the Sata connector, the other off the IDE connector. I have Mate installed as a dual-boot option with Windows 7 Ultimate N (installed it merely because I could NOT get rid of the Mint 17 Cinnamon version I had installed initially - so I installed Win7 first, then Mate)...

The card reader lights up when I switch the computer on, it then names its inbuilt O/S on its own LCD (CyberJack 6.xx, followed by Secoder 2.0), then states: 'Please wait, establishing tunnel' or similar (in German), then goes out altogether.

I have NOT registered the device yet, so haven't contacted Reiner re support... (reason is I ordered the non-RFID model first, had hassles with the distributor, cancelled my (pre-paid) order and ordered the RFID model instead somewhere else - but the first guys sent the non-RFID model anyway. So I now have two readers: the one running off my Win 8.1 PC is fine, I even was able to use the SmartMate software with it. But I prefer to operate off a 'safe' PC, hence Linux LOL).

If I can't get it to work with Mate, I'll try to sell it on ebay...

Thanoks for any ideas!

LMH

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #4
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Hello there!

I have a Reiner-SCT smart card reader I wish to use on my Mint machine - have installed the respective Reiner-SCT drivers (for Ubuntu 14.x) but my reader does not react...

And once I do get it to work under mint, is there any Linux application that will read my existing cards and insert required info on websites?

Thanks for any suggestions!

LMH
You have to tell firefox to use the certs on the card if your stuff is web based. If it's a DoD CAC card there is a bit more work the Arch wiki has a page on CAC cards.
 
Old 06-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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Your card reader is probably /dev/sde. Create a mount point for the card reader:

sudo mkdir /media/cardreader

plug the card in the card reader.

And then mount the card reader:

sudo mount /dev/sde /media/cardreader

Then you can open /media/cardreader in dolphin or nautilus.

You can also access /media/cardreader in digicam. I recommend digicam for copying files from a camera and manipulating them.

When you finish working with the card reader then umount it:

sudo umount /dev/sde


If your card reader is not /dev/sde then try:

/dev/sdc, /dev/sdd, /dev/sdf, /dev/sdg, and /dev/sdh

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Last edited by jailbait; 06-17-2014 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 04:31 AM   #6
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You have to tell firefox to use the certs on the card if your stuff is web based. If it's a DoD CAC card there is a bit more work the Arch wiki has a page on CAC cards.
Danke - aber versteh' ich nicht richtig... die smartcard enthaelt verschluesselte zugangasdaten, die ich selber darau eingerichtet habe. Hat nichts mit dem Web zu tun...
Und DoD CAC muss ich erst mal ergoogeln!

Cheers, und danke inzwischen!
 
Old 06-18-2014, 04:33 AM   #7
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Your card reader is probably /dev/sde. Create a mount point for the card reader:
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Thanks Steve, will check that out - but my card reader is NOT a media card reader type device...
Cheers,

LMH
 
Old 06-20-2014, 02:54 AM   #8
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Thanks Steve, will check that out - but my card reader is NOT a media card reader type device...
Cheers,

LMH
Hi guys,

managed to get Reiner smartcard reader to connect properly today!
Turned out I had somehow turned off all USB ports in the Advanced BIOS settungs - only noticed this because an USB stick would not show up...

Can now use USB sticks... and the Reiner stays connected. It doesn't do anything when I insert a smartcard written under the SmartMate Windows utility suite

BUT: is there any software that makes use of the Reiner RFID Komfort device under Linux? Haven't found any so far.
Cheers,

LMH
 
  


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