[K12OSN] id-card reader on K12Linux

Jeff Siddall news at siddall.name
Sat Jan 25 16:02:52 UTC 2014

On 01/24/2014 10:01 AM, johan.vermeulen7 at telenet.be wrote:
> dear All,
> I'm trying to connect an id-card reader to a thinclient.
> To make this work, I have Firefox and the id-card reader program running
> as local apps.
> But the usb-cardreader is not seen by the thinclient. I tried two types
> of thinclient, one with and one without a hard drive.

What do you mean "is not seen"?  When you connect to the local console 
of the client and tail /var/log/messages you should see something about 
a USB device being disconnected/reconnected?  If you do then it is being 
"seen".  After that you need to make sure the chroot kernel and all 
supporting packages required by the reader are present _on the chroot_.

> In lts.conf I have added localapps=True, the user is added to fuse
> group, so he can use usb's.

I assume you added the user to the fuse group on the server?  If so then 
this won't affect the client directly but it's not likely an issue 
either way.

Keep in mind that with respect to the USB id reader nothing configured 
on the server matters, only the chroot.


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