Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182022
RFE: include sdhci driver
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:25:22 EST
Description of problem:
No smartcard reader gets installed on the ZD7000 notebook computers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC4 latest update as of today.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert smartcard
Nothing happens on the desktop or in the system logs.
Something should happen to allow me to mount the card.
It appears that Mandriva has this working, as well as a few other things on
the ZD7000 that Fedora doesn't. There are a ton of these notebooks around. I
am sure that I am not the only person missing this functionality.
The driver for the smartcard appears to 'opensc'.
Note also that the Nvidia driver automatically loads, PCMCIA works, etc.
This "driver" has no kernel component, as far as I can tell. It is just
a daemon, which may sit on top of "pcsc-lite". The word "driver" is just
misuse of the term by some silly people in some silly web forum.
See also bug 180075, which requests ccid (on RHEL 4). The ccid sits on pcsc.
This obviously requires some serious decision making about which API to
adopt, should they conflict. Mandriva may not be the best guide, but at
least it's something.
Returning the bug to Bill - he'll probably be the one to make the determination.
I'm going to ask on fedora-devel-list about this, too.
This is already in Extras.
What is already in "Extras" ? A bug report ? A daemon ? What is it called ?
Any hints on how to make opensc work in FC4 ? The README is a little sparce and
the doc at http://www.opensc-project.org/files/doc/opensc.html seems to think
one should be installing "pcsc-lite".
I am wondering, since Fedora has this in Extras, if they have another plan for
how it would be used ? (I saw the Deferred status below, but if it is in
Extras, someone must be using it now ?)
Oh.. btw: it built fine using ./configure, make, make install.
Assigning to the extras package, you can ask the maintainer about FC4 support.
opensc is a framework for smart cards, and it can use services for smart card
_readers_ provided by openct and pcsc-lite.
pcsc-lite is another framework (for readers) and needs the actual driver for the
smart card reader in order to be able to provide it for other apps (such as
opensc). Extras ships two pcsc-lite driver packages: ccid and pcsc-lite-openct.
opensc can use openct directly without pcsc-lite, so if openct has support for
your reader, you don't need pcsc-lite in order to use opensc.
It is not clear to me what you mean by "mounting" the smart card (what kind of
card do you have?) nor do I know what reader does the ZD7000 have, but the first
steps in determining if the basic support for the reader is working would be to:
install the ccid, pcsc-lite, pcsc-lite-openct, pcsc-tools and opensc packages
from Extras, start the pcscd daemon and openct (/sbin service pcscd start ;
/sbin/service openct start), and run "pcsc_scan" and see if inserting/removing
the card results in some output on the console. And/or after starting pcscd,
see what "opensc-tool -l" outputs.
Exactly what info do you want ? (Please provide a list.) I assume you want me to
install pcsc-lite and go from there and report what I get ? Anything else ?
By "mount", I meant handle it like KDE does with a USB reader for the same card.
I think udev intercepts the USB plug in event (or card insertion event) and a
window appears asking me what I want to do with the new device. Something like that.
I've got a USB reader for other memory cards and they work like that.
At this point a device showing up in /dev would be OK to get me going. I've got
a USB reader for CF cards that works great, but now I need to read SD cards and
I don't see a reason why at some point we shouldn't get the built in reader
How is Mandriva doing things ? They have this all working, right ?
Okay, so we're most likely talking about two different things.
opensc, pcsc-lite and friends are software packages for smart cards and smart
card readers in the sense of cryptography related devices. As far as I know,
they cannot be used for storage kind of memory cards such as CF or SD, and also
that the same readers cannot be used for both the crypto kind of smart cards and
those memory devices.
In fact, reading http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0%2C1759%2C1568068%2C00.asp tells
me that the ZD7000 has a memory card reader and does not mention a smart card
reader (I'm not a native English speaker, so forgive me if the terms aren't spot
on) -> reassigning to FC/distribution and adjusting summary accordingly.
Kim: the forum said they were using opensc, which is why I assigned this to that
package. If they're not using that (if the poster was mistaken), then I'm not
100% sure what they're using.
Can you post the output of a) lspci b) lsusb?
A picture of the slot won't hurt either. Smartcard slot is twice wider
than SD slot. Should be easy to tell, no?
With a SD card inserted into the "Digital Media" port on my HP ZD7280:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub
Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R)
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Modem Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV36 [GeForce FX Go5700]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-710/2/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
02:01.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc CB710 Memory Card Reader Controller
02:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Controller (rev 03)
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c512 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
I have 2 USB serial ports running at the moment, for a project I am running,
which is why you see the 2 PL2303 devices.
Module Size Used by
pl2303 23877 1
usbserial 34345 3 pl2303
appletalk 44785 2
ipx 37477 2
parport_pc 31749 1
lp 16713 0
parport 39561 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23493 1
i2c_dev 13761 0
i2c_core 25409 1 i2c_dev
nfs 212361 2
lockd 64201 2 nfs
nfs_acl 7745 1 nfs
sunrpc 145541 4 nfs,lockd,nfs_acl
pcmcia 42617 2
dm_mod 60893 0
video 20165 0
button 10705 0
battery 13509 0
ac 8901 0
nvidia 3717736 12
ipv6 267585 14
ipt_limit 6593 8
iptable_mangle 6977 0
ipt_LOG 11329 8
ipt_MASQUERADE 7617 0
iptable_nat 26229 1 ipt_MASQUERADE
ipt_TOS 6593 0
ipt_REJECT 10049 1
ip_conntrack_irc 75985 0
ip_conntrack_ftp 76753 0
ipt_state 5953 6
ip_conntrack 46889 5
iptable_filter 7105 1
ip_tables 25409 9
ohci1394 39817 0
ieee1394 301465 1 ohci1394
yenta_socket 27725 2
rsrc_nonstatic 17473 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 45529 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
uhci_hcd 37201 0
ehci_hcd 38349 0
shpchp 97477 0
hw_random 9685 0
snd_intel8x0 36225 1
snd_ac97_codec 82237 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_seq_dummy 7749 0
snd_seq_oss 36289 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 55121 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 13133 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 54769 0
snd_mixer_oss 22209 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 91717 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29253 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 58917 11
soundcore 13473 1 snd
8139cp 26561 0
snd_page_alloc 14793 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
8139too 31425 0
mii 9537 2 8139cp,8139too
ndiswrapper 166676 0
ext3 134473 2
jbd 62169 1 ext3
hwbrowser shows the ENE 710/2/4 under PCMCIA/PC-Card devices with the driver
being yenta_socket, if that helps.
Created attachment 124980 [details]
Picture of the device I am speaking of.
This is the device I speak of.
Sorry for the mix up. I think by "smart card" you meant a device for holding
passwords and account balances, like a security card.
I mean "smart media" cards.
I can find nothing on google that suggests this card is supported. Will have to
look some more.
I am pretty sure that the guy on zd7000forums means "Smart Media" card, not
"Smart Card", but someone would have to email them or test Mandriva to be sure.
Apparently there is a driver in BSD for it ?
The bsd driver referred to there is just adding ids for the cardbus part; it
doesn't have anything to do with the media slot.
Is this device working in "Kubuntu Dapper Drake" ?
It seems he can read a card with an ENE 710, which is the same as what is used
in the ZD7000s. (And I've since found, Toshibas and Acers...)
That patch doesn't have anything to do with the memory card reader - that's all
about the cardbus slot. The other link you posted isn't reachable for me ATM.
However, the Ubuntu link does give what's needed, at least in the general sense.
Pushing to the kernel.
I knew the patch was about the cardbus slot. The text in the patch talked about
about work arounds and being compatible with a TI device, so I thought the guy
might know something more about the ENE hardware.
Here is the content of the page the second link points to. My apologies if we
are contravening copyright rules and to those it might offend...
Driver for ENE Technologies Cardbus Adapters - 5/17/04 @ 02:43
Driver for ENE Technologies Cardbus Adapters
From: Paul Smedley
Modified version of the IBM Cardbus driver for Texas Instruments chipsets to
support the ENE Technologies range of Cardbus adapters.
Available from http://smedley.info/ibm2ss14-ene.zip
(Please do not upload to Hobbes or anywhere until I can confirm that it's
The following ENE Technologies chipsets *should* be supported:
Chipset Vendor ID Device ID
ENE Technology CB-1211 0x1524 0x1211
ENE Technology CB-1225 0x1524 0x1225
ENE Technology CB-1410 0x1524 0x1410
ENE Technology CB-1420 0x1524 0x1420
ENE Technology CB-710 0x1524 0x1411 or 0x0710
ENE Technology CB-720 0x1524 0x1421 or 0x0720
Note that TI chipsets will not be detected.
Background: I'm about to buy a laptop that features the ENE Technologies CB-1410
driver. The only OS/2 support for this chipset appears to be in a commercial
Socket Services package that costs 60 Euro. After investigating Linux support -
it appears that the ENE chips are register compatible with the TI chips, so I
found the source on the DDK site, and made some changes to replace the TI
Vendor/Device IDs with the ENE ones.
Note that I haven't been able to test this yet due to lack of hardware - but
interested in feedback to email@example.com!
As usual - I'm not responsible for any damage resulting from trying this driver
- and it probably requires you to install the necessary support via IBM's
cardbus.exe available from SWC or the eCS website - then replace the installed
version of ibm2ss14.sys with the one from this package to enable support for the
Posted by: Martin Iturbide
The zip link it broken. I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org, but have not yet received
a reply. It doesn't look like many people used his driver.
OS2Voice still seems to be somewhat active. http://www.os2voice.org/ They may
know how to track down Paul Smedley or know what happened to the code.
I am happy to report that the SD card driver for the ENE appears to have been
merged into 2.6.17-rc1.
"The driver has been merged in the main kernel starting with 2.6.17-rc1."
If you want to participate in testing, etc. you should probably join the mmc
This is interesting.
[This comment added as part of a mass-update to all open FC4 kernel bugs]
FC4 has now transitioned to the Fedora legacy project, which will continue to
release security related updates for the kernel. As this bug is not security
related, it is unlikely to be fixed in an update for FC4, and has been migrated
Please retest with Fedora Core 5.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
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comment to the bug.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
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