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Thread: Can't access KOBIL PCMCIA Card Reader

  1. #1
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    Gelnhausen, approx. 50 km east of Frankfurt

    Default Can't access KOBIL PCMCIA Card Reader


    In order to use the Moneyplex electronic banking software the application needs to access a HBCI chip card which is in a Kobil PCMCIA card reader in a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 under openSuSE 10.3.

    Everything work fine on my IBM Thinkpad R51 under SuSE Linux 10.0.

    The application cannot access the reader although all settings (access rights, serial_cs) appear to be correct.

    Kernel version is

    Attached is the output of hwinfo --pcmcia.

    Is there a way to test accessing the card reader such as a ping or so?

    The software manufacturer and I have tried everything, so far.



    30: PCMCIA 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
    [Created at pcmcia.84]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pcmcia__1__1
    Unique ID: d5r6.UcKd9QU5RvA
    Parent ID: 4Ivu.z7LnWK9Y_a5
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:15:00.0/0.0
    SysFS BusID: 0.0
    Hardware Class: unknown
    Model: "KOBIL CT-B1-P"
    Hotplug: CardBus
    Socket: 0
    Vendor: pcmcia 0xa102 "KOBIL"
    Device: pcmcia 0x18b1 "CT-B1-P"
    Driver: "serial_cs"
    Driver Modules: "serial_cs"
    Module Alias: "pcmcia:mA102c18B1f02fn00pfn00paC19B816Apb8458DABApcCB3653BDpd3744989C"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: serial_cs is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe serial_cs"
    Extra Info: KOBIL, CT-B1-P, 00000011, REV1.0
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #24 (CardBus bridge)

  2. #2
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Can't access KOBIL PCMCIA Card Reader

    did the working fine IBM Thinkpad R51 under SLED 10.0 also have
    (exactly) the KOBIL CT-B1-P reader and use the same version number for
    the serial_cs driver?

    i _guess_ not..

    i guess the *IBM* R51 and *Leveno* T61 use slightly different hardware
    and maybe SLED 10 and openSUSE 10.3 slightly different drivers..

    do not assume if a Chinese car builder started making Lamborghini
    lookalikes that they would preform exactly the same as those made in
    Sant'Agata Bolognese?

    Note: Accuracy, completeness, legality, or usefulness of this posting
    may be illusive.

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