Access to the smart card reader on the Librem 5 is something we at Purism have been looking forward to for a long time. That day is finally here; those who have their Librem 5 can follow this guide to set up access to the smart card. Orders shipping soon will come with the card reader already setup.

If you need to set up your smart card reader, these are the steps to enable it:

sudo apt install stm32flash git

Download the scripts:

git clone https://source.puri.sm/angus.ainslie/ttxs-firmware

Change working directory to our newly downloaded folder.

cd ttxs-firmware

Upgrade the smart card reader firmware:

./scripts/stm_reflash.sh

And set up the smart card:

./scripts/smartcard_setup.sh

A more detailed version of these steps can be found here. OpenPGP cards are available for purchase in our shop.

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