Asked for smartcard as it's plugged in

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13 Feb, 2018 10:08 PM

Hello there,

I'm trying to use GPGTools for git commit signing or email signing/encrypting/decrypting/verifying.

I used this tutorial (I guess, it was a while ago) to generate a key pair and add subkeys to my yubikey.

Whenever I need to sign/encrypt/decrypt a message or a git commit, I need to plug my Yubikey in and type the pin code. That works perfectly just after logging into my session, but if the computer goes to sleep (that's my guess, not sure about that) and I wake it up and try to sign/encrypt/decrypt another message, GPGTools pinentry keeps asking to plug the yubikey in even though it's already there.

As a workaround, I'm forced to go to the terminal, killall gpg-agent and then retry the operation, then it works. Do you know why that happens ?

Best regards,

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