Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486403
pcsc-lite cannot not initialise connection to hald
Last modified: 2010-01-06 15:10:28 EST
Description of problem:
pcsc-lite terminates after starting when the system boots. /var/log/boot.log reports that the daemon started ok, but /var/log/messages shows that it terminated:
Starting PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): [ OK ]
Feb 19 08:04:54 mueller pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:498:main() pcsc-lite 1.4.102 daemon
Feb 19 08:04:55 mueller pcscd: hotplug_libhal.c:485:HPRegisterForHotplugEvents()
Could not initialise connection to hald.
Feb 19 08:04:55 mueller pcscd: hotplug_libhal.c:486:HPRegisterForHotplugEvents()
Normally this means the HAL daemon (hald) is not running or not ready.
Feb 19 08:04:55 mueller pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:517:main() SVCServiceRunLoop returne
Feb 19 08:04:55 mueller pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:523:at_exit() cleaning /var/run
At this point the USB smart card reader doesn't work; nothing shows up in /var/log/messages when I insert a smart card. If I restart the pcscd daemon, then things work fine:
# /etc/init.d/pcscd restart
Stopping PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): [FAILED]
Starting PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): [ OK ]
Feb 19 08:20:24 mueller pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:498:main() pcsc-lite 1.4.102 daemon ready.
Feb 19 08:20:24 mueller pcscd: hotplug_libhal.c:342:HPAddDevice() Adding USB device: usb_device_4e6_e001_602015BB_if0
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: readerfactory.c:1082:RFInitializeReader() Attempting startup of SCM SCR 331 00 00 using /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers/ifd-ccid.bundle/Contents/Linux/libccid.so
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: readerfactory.c:949:RFBindFunctions() Loading IFD Handler 3.0
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:1323:init_driver() Driver version: 1.3.8
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:1336:init_driver() LogLevel: 0x0003
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:1356:init_driver() DriverOptions: 0x0004
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:81:IFDHCreateChannelByName() lun: 0, device: usb:04e6/e001:libhal:/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_4e6_e001_602015BB_if0
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:236:OpenUSBByName() Manufacturer: Ludovic Rousseau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:246:OpenUSBByName() ProductString: Generic CCID driver
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:252:OpenUSBByName() Copyright: This driver is protected by terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1, or (at your option) any later version.
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:408:OpenUSBByName() Found Vendor/Product: 04E6/E001 (SCM SCR 331)
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:410:OpenUSBByName() Using USB bus/device: 002/007
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ccid_usb.c:780:get_data_rates() IFD does not support GET_DATA_RATES request: Broken pipe
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:307:IFDHGetCapabilities() lun: 0, tag: 0xFB0
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: readerfactory.c:267:RFAddReader() Using the pcscd polling thread
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:307:IFDHGetCapabilities() lun: 0, tag: 0xFAE
Feb 19 08:20:25 mueller pcscd: ifdhandler.c:353:IFDHGetCapabilities() Reader supports 1 slot(s)
At this point things work properly; the reader recognizes the insertion of the smart card.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot computer
2. Insert smart card
Nothing happens; no blinking light on card reader
Card reader recognized; light on card reader starts blinking
Do me a favor, try the following change:
in /etc/init.d/pcsc-lite change
> chkconfig: 2345 25 88
> chkconfig: 345 27 88
you man have to stop pcscd and run the following command after you made the changes:
/sbin/chkconfig pcscd resetpriorities
then restart pcscd.
Tried the change and rebooted, still didn't work. The file name was actually /etc/init.d/pcscd.
Looking at the order of startup in /var/log/boot.log, it looks like pcsc-lite is starting before the HAL daemon. Could this be a problem?
Also, I don't know if this would make a difference, but the system was a Fedora 8 system that was updated to Fedora 10 using the anaconda installer on the Fedora 10 DVD.
> Looking at the order of startup in /var/log/boot.log, it looks like pcsc-lite
> is starting before the HAL daemon. Could this be a problem?
I'm presuming that this is the problem. On my fresh install of Fedora 10 everything is started up correctly (even without the change). There is an LSB header which includes the lines 'Should start: udev hal openct'
Even though the chkconfig line has 25, on my system the daemon is start at priority 26 (making it start after hal).
what do you get if you run:
ls *hal* *pcsc*
In each of these directories:
rc2.d rc3.d rc4.d and rc5.d ?
(In reply to comment #4)
> what do you get if you run:
> ls *hal* *pcsc*
> In each of these directories:
> rc2.d rc3.d rc4.d and rc5.d ?
# cd /etc/rc.d
# ls rc*/*hal*
rc0.d/K02haldaemon rc1.d/K02haldaemon rc3.d/S98haldaemon rc5.d/S98haldaemon
rc0.d/S01halt rc2.d/K02haldaemon rc4.d/S98haldaemon rc6.d/K02haldaemon
# ls rc*/*pcsc*
rc0.d/K74pcscd rc2.d/S27pcscd rc4.d/S27pcscd rc6.d/K74pcscd
rc1.d/K74pcscd rc3.d/S27pcscd rc5.d/S27pcscd
Which makes the problem pretty obvious to me. Taking a hint from your previous post in comment #2, I then ran
/sbin/chkconfig haldaemon resetpriorities
and rebooted and things work properly.
# ls rc*/*hal*
rc0.d/K02haldaemon rc1.d/K02haldaemon rc3.d/S26haldaemon rc5.d/S26haldaemon
rc0.d/S01halt rc2.d/K74haldaemon rc4.d/S26haldaemon rc6.d/K02haldaemon
So it looks like this might have been a problem with Anaconda's update; the priority changed between Fedora releases and resetpriorities wasn't run.
I had the same problem with yum update so Anaconda is most probably innocent (or at least not the only guilty party).
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Please reopen. Still a problem with FC12 as of today's updates.
I have to do a service pcscd start even though the service is already running. Checking the logs, pcscd looks to be starting before hotplug_libhal.c can connect to HAL service.