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B16MCC
July 22nd, 2009, 04:48 PM
Hi guys here's my first post. I'm learning Ubuntu and Linux for the first time at the moment and picking things up ok so far. I have it running on a standalone PC but that's not networked yet because of where it is. I'll get a cable run in hopefully this weekend. Until then I'm also running it in a VM on my MAC. I've setup FTP access and telnet access and thats working fine.

I'm looking at installing a USB smartcard reader and I'm having a little trouble setting up the prerequisites required. Could anyone help me out with this please.

The reader is an Omnikey 3121 PCSC smartcard reader. The driver readme is as follows.

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What you need
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[1] Kernel with USB support either compiled in or as modules

[2] Mounted /usbfs (/usbdevfs)
For more detailed informations see http://www.linux-usb.org/

[3] libusb >= Version 0.1.12 available at
http://libusb.sourceforge.net/

[4] PCSCLite >= Version 1.4.102 available at
http://www.linuxnet.com/
and/or
http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pcsclite/

[5] In order to use new SCardControl-API use PCSCLite > 1.3.2

[6] This driver supports our CT-API and our Synchronous API.
So, if you like to use one of them, you must download
the API in question from www.omnikey.com (http://www.omnikey.com).

Could anyone help me get this setup please.
Many thanks
B16MCC.

Stebalien
July 23rd, 2009, 01:48 AM
Conditions 1, 3, 4, and 5 are satisfied in the default ubuntu setup.
Condition 2 can be satisfied by running:
sudo mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb
To make condition 2 permanent, add:
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0 to your /etc/fstab
Also, have a look at this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=894566) thread.

I can not help with condition 6 but hopefully someone else can.

sandyd
July 23rd, 2009, 02:35 AM
nvm