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Readme for the PC USB Mac OS X Panther PC/SC CCID driver
GemPCUSB Smart Card Reader Driver For Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x
Version 188.8.131.52 July 2005
This Readme file is specifically written for the above mentioned driver version.
1 Release Notes
3 Operating System / Target
1. Release Notes
This driver is specifically designed for the Gemplus GemPCUSB Smart card Reader.
Product Id : 0x3437
Vendor Id : 0x08E6
The GemPCUSB driver is distributed under LGPL License. This license is described in the License file included in the installation package.
3. Operating System / Target
The GemPCUSB Smartcard Reader's driver has been designed to run under Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x ( 32 Bits Version Only). The driver has been compiled for working under G3, G4 and G5 processors.
4.1 PC/SC lite
The PC/SC lite of Mac OS X must be installed and activated. The Mac OS X 10.4.x already integrates a PC/SC Lite layer version 1.1.2. According to Q&A 1359 ( http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2004/qa1359.html ), Apple does not recommend to upgrade the PC/SC Lite installed with Mac OS X.
4.2 USB Library
The GemPCUSB driver cannot run without an external library named "libusb". The library "libusb" must be installed on the system. Gemplus provides an installation package for this library.
"libusb" is a library which allows access to USB devices.
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5.1 Package Files
Gemplus provides installation packages in order to install the GemPCUSB driver and the USB library.
The packages are :
-libusb-10.3.pkg ( For Mac OS X 10.3.x )
-libusb-10.4.pkg ( For Mac OS X 10.4.x )
You need to install both packages ( GemPCUSB and libusb ) by running them. We recommend to install first "libusb-10.x.pkg" then "GemPCUSB.pkg".
The "libusb-10.x.pkg" do some checking before copying any files on the system.
5.2 Verify Install
Once the packages installed, you do not need to restart the system. Plug a Gemplus GemPCTwin USB Reader the LED on the reader start blinking . Then insert a Smartcard in the reader. The flashing device LED goes solid.
If the LED still blinking, please check that the Smartcard has been inserted correctly and if the PC/SC Daemon is running.
If the reader is not detected by the operating system, please check the version of your PC/SC Lite. You can get this information with a shell command. Open a shell session and run the command : pcscd -v
The resource manager version must be 1.1.2