I am going to buy a smart card reader, able to read Italian Identity Cards of 3rd level and I thought, I can get help from the OpenSuse Hardware Compatibility Database.
But it is very old, at least for the “others” category: the last tested Suse version is the 11.3 one (before the Leap age)!
In my case, it is about smart card readers, but in general:
does anyone know, where one can check, which hardware unities are compatible with current OpenSuse or Linux OS?
Thank you a lot for mentioning the ICAO specifications. This could be a criteria on searching for the appropriate readers.
And many thanks also for the links to the GitHub project and the CID/ICCD readers webpage; they look like interesting and I’ll give a look on them.
About software & co.
I don’t think, there will be problems - at least for me, because the Italian Public Administration offers the appropriate software for all Desktop-PC OS and for Linux there are DEB, RPM and trackball versions: https://www.cartaidentita.interno.gov.it/pa-e-imprese/documentazione-middleware-cie/
but sadly only in Italian language …
I’ve already installed it on my OpenSuse Leap 15.4 without problems or dependency issues.
Not completely tested, cause I have not yet the smart card reader. Anyway it starts regularly …