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From: Ludovic Rousseau (ludovic.rousseaugmail.com)
Date: Thu May 13 2010 - 06:55:36 CDT
2010/5/13 Nicholas Cole <nicholas.colegmail.com>:
> Dear List,
> I've had a look in the archives but I can't find any hint of anyone
> else encountering the following problem.
> I'm using OS X 10.6.3 on an Intel mac and the Gemalto USB Shell Token V2.
> Sometimes when I plug it in, it works perfectly. Other times (the
> majority of times) the log fills up with repeated messages:
> 13/05/2010 12:08:45 com.apple.securityd /SourceCache/SmartcardCCID/SmartcardCCID-35253/ccid/ccid/src/commands.c:1236:CCID_Receive
> Card absent or mute
> and the smart card fails to function.
> I only have one reader, so I'm unable to tell easily whether this is a
> hardware failure or something to do with the software. The only hint
> I could find in the archives was to check that there were not two
> versions of the daemon running, and as far as I can tell there are
> How should I go about trying to debug this? Both the card and reader
> are brand new.
It looks like a physical or electrical problem between the card and the reader.
You can try to use your reader+card on GNU/Linux or Windows to see if
the problem is the same.
Dr. Ludovic Rousseau
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