Smart Card Reader not recognized in Mint 18.1

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harpo_bzh
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Smart Card Reader not recognized in Mint 18.1

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Hello everyone,

I don't know how to make my smart card reader to work on Mint 18.1 kernel 4.4.0-83-generic.

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$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 014: ID 0bda:0165 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
My reader is there.
With another reader, I get :

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$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 015: ID 1a44:0870 VASCO Data Security International
But with

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$ opensc-tool -l
No smart card readers found.
Or

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$ pcsc_scan
PC/SC device scanner
V 1.4.25 (c) 2001-2011, Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseau@free.fr>
Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.8.14
SCardEstablishContext: Service not available.
I've got
  • pcscd 1.8.14-1ubuntu1.16.04.1
    pcsc-tools 1.4.25-1
I tried to restart pcscd daemon with

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$ sudo service pcscd restart
Then

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$ pcsc_scan
PC/SC device scanner
V 1.4.25 (c) 2001-2011, Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseau@free.fr>
Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.8.14
SCardEstablishContext: RPC transport error.
I installed a GTK Smart Card Reader called Cardpeek http://pannetrat.com/Cardpeek/En%20fran%C3%A7ais/ which give the log :

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0016 DEBUG   Scripts are up to date.
0017 INFO    Failed to establish PCSC card manager context
0018 INFO    PCSC error code 0x8010001D: Service not available.
0019 INFO    The pcscd daemon does not seem to be running.
0020 INFO    Selected 'none'
When I plug the Smartcard reader it just stays ON 5 seconds, then the led is down.

How could I make it run?
Thank you!

PS:
I just saw on Ludovic Rousseau's blog https://ludovicrousseau.blogspot.be/201 ... ecial.html The developper of PS/SC Lite developper, that there is a probleme in Ubuntu configuration. Has Mint 18.1 the same misconfiguration?
Many thanks!
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