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[Bug 414468] ACR38 driver - Card reader found, but eID card not read
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  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:59:55 -0600 (MDT)
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User AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx added comment

--- Comment #10 from Philippe Duchenne <AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx> 2008-08-11 17:59:55
MDT ---
Here is another interesting thing I found on the web (about Debian
I did just try another model of ACR38U reader and ... it works.
So my ACR38U-CFC-BLI (S/N 4010301125) dont works with my Debian Lenny
distro (but well with MSWindows).
While an ACR38U-SPC-FDT (S/N 101021446) works well with my Debian Lenny
What is the difference between an ACR38U-CFC-BLI and an ACR38U-SPC-FDT
readers ?

So, depending of the EXACT model, the ACR38 driver for Linux can work / almost
/ or not ???

From mine ("ACR38U-CFC-ZET"), I guess the "CFC" part means that the model is
compliant to the European standards, and that "ZET" means this model was
distributed (and modified ???) by the Zetes company (?).

While I can afford to buy another card reader (which one would you recommend ?
I would like to buy one with the best Linux support, and that can read/write to
as much smart card types as possible.), I find it unfair that the ACR38 still
is promoted this way (at least here in Belgium, even by the fedict (Belgium
government)), with such a poor support for other machines than the Microsoft
(who ""legally"" (!) tie Windows sales to PC (!)) Windows ones.

Should I try to contact Zetes too ?

(I feel a bit alone complaining about the ACR38 reader. Am I really the only
one left who can't use the beID soft on Linux ? Have I been cheated by the
dealer - PhotoHall, Charleroi - about this smart card reader ?)

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