Topic: [Success] Open Suse 13.1, ACR-122U, LibNFC, MFOC
First off, thanks to soistdas for the post on getting LibNFC to work correctly, and earlier posts by others.
I have just installed an Open Suse 13.1 x-64 build (network install). After installation, I did a search for LibNFC through the 'Add/Remove" software application. The search gave me 3 packages that I installed:
- libnfc devel 1.7.0-rc7-2.1.2
- libnfc-tools 1.7.0-rc-184.108.40.206
- libnfc4 1.7.0-rc220.127.116.11
All of these installed easily through the UI.
After running nfc-list, I got the "Unable to Claim.." error. Using the post from soistdas, I created the file " /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-libnfc.conf" with two entries:
I restarted Open Suse and the nfc-list command executed properly, showing my ACR-122.
After LibNFC was working, I went into Add/Remove Software again and did a search on MFOC. The installer came up with
"MFOC 0.10.6-2.1.1" which I installed from the UI.
Another restart (I don't know if this was needed) and I opened a root command window. I executed the MFOC command with a blank card on the reader and it just started singing along.
I know there have been a lot of odd problems getting everything to work, particularly with the versions of software and the ACR-122U, and felt compelled to report what one would have to call a nearly out-of-box (with the one file addition) success without any specialized knowledge of Linux whatsoever. I have messed around with a few Open Suse builds in the past, and spent an entire weekend trying to get LibNFC and MFOC to work on probably 6 or 7 different builds/versions. It was almost too easy!
MFOC has just completed running on a card that I wanted to examine, and it does not appear that there are any hardware errors.
I can collect specific hardware/versions for the hardware/reader if anyone is interested.
I did select the "keep downloaded packages" option in Open Suse, so I am pretty sure the actual package files are in this machine somewhere. I installed this on a small SDD, and will run through a full documented set of actions on a normal hard drive soon.