It didn’t work with the


package. I have reinstalled the


package with compiling from source. I’ve configured with

"--enable-libusb --disable-libhal"

to use libusb instead of HAL. Those failed.

Then it turned out I have to install the driver from HID Global (the producer of the said card reader) and installed it. The way:

  1. Download driver from:
  2. Untar the driver to a directory and cd to it.
  3. $ sudo ./install -d /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers/
  4. Restart pcscd:
    $ sudo invoke-rc.d pcscd restart
  5. Done.

Then we have the Omnikey back.