Getting your soundcard to work, using Debian on non-i386 hardware, etc


Postby elwis » 2017-09-19 15:21

Hi all,
I had an idea of building a small pythonapp for reading Mifare cards that will probably end up in a raspberry or such in the end. However, when I plug in my reader dmesg tells me this:
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[ 4974.743601] usb 2-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci
[ 4974.857697] usb 2-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=076b, idProduct=5427
[ 4974.857706] usb 2-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 4974.857708] usb 2-1.1: Product: 5427 CK
[ 4974.857710] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: HID OMNIKEY
[ 4974.857712] usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: 01010053344D303033061F2840143630
[ 4974.859950] cdc_eem 2-1.1:1.1 usb0: register 'cdc_eem' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.1, CDC EEM Device, 02:31:b9:d8:c7:0a
[ 4974.890024] cdc_eem 2-1.1:1.1 enp0s29u1u1i1: renamed from usb0

I expected it to end up like "/dev/usb0" but seem to be somekind of network device? I did install the pcsc tools and I can read the card from there
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Scanning present readers...
0: HID OMNIKEY 5427 CK (01010053344D303033061F2840143630) 00 00

I thought I could just use or something and read from /dev/usb0 just like I did back in the days, and now I don't even know where the mysterious "epnp0s29u1i1" might reside. Happy for all kinds of enlightenments!

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Re: Cardreader

Postby p.H » 2017-09-19 19:47

I do not know about this specific device, but EEM stands for "Ethernet Emulation Model" so yes, the kernel considers it as an ethernet device and creates a network interface "usb0" for it. Systemd/udev renames the interface according to the "predictable names specification".

AFAIK, network interfaces never were block device nor character devices and never had device files in /dev.
Network interfaces can be seen with "ip" commands.
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