I'm trying to get a smart card reader (SCR3310) to work under Ubuntu 12.10. I have used this same card reader with Linux Mint and Previous versions of Ubuntu. I have installed
coolkey. The driver for the card reader is included in libccid.
When I run
pcsc_scan the terminal returns the error,
SCardEstablishContext: Service not available. If I understand this correctly, the error is indicating that it can't contact the
When I check
service pcscd status it returns
* pcscd is not running. If I try
sudo service pcscd start, I get no error but the service doesn't start. I also tried the
force-reload option, it returns
* Restarting PCSC Lite resource manager pcscd [failed]
For what it's worth, the card reader and supporting software currently work under my Mint partition. So far I haven't seen where I'm missing anything under the Ubuntu install that is present under Mint. Also, I have tried un-installing/re-installing pcscd.
Is it likely that there is another service that pcscd depends on that may not be present?
Operating System: Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
System: Dell Latitude E6500
Card Reader: SCR 3310