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Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out) #535

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alexandredubois opened this issue Mar 28, 2019 · 37 comments · Fixed by #561
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Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out) #535

alexandredubois opened this issue Mar 28, 2019 · 37 comments · Fixed by #561

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@alexandredubois
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@alexandredubois alexandredubois commented Mar 28, 2019

Hello,

I get the following message using my ACR_122U

$ sudo nfc-scan-device -v
nfc-scan-device uses libnfc 1.7.1
1 NFC device(s) found:
error   libnfc.driver.acr122_usb        Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
nfc_open failed for acr122_usb:003:005

Is someone familiar with this problem ? Any idea of what i can look for to troubleshoot this ?

@mondonc
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@mondonc mondonc commented Apr 4, 2019

I have the same problem too.

With debian stretch, libnfc and pkg-config installed for compilation from source :
dpkg -l | grep nfc
ii libnfc-bin 1.7.1-4+b1
ii libnfc-dev:amd64 1.7.1-4+b1
ii libnfc5:amd64 1.7.1-4+b1

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-libnfc.conf
blacklist nfc
blacklist pn533

not enough after rebbot, I have to manually run
modprobe -r pn533_usb
modprobe -r pn533
modprobe -r nfc

But it still does not work.

Not any pcscd service on my system.

I have not ideas, anybody ?

@dragonlost
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@dragonlost dragonlost commented Apr 5, 2019

i have exact same problem !

$ nfc-list
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.7.1
error	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
nfc-list: ERROR: Unable to open NFC device: acr122_usb:001:003
$ LIBNFC_LOG_LEVEL=3 nfc-list -v
debug	libnfc.config	Unable to open directory: /etc/nfc/devices.d
debug	libnfc.general	log_level is set to 3
debug	libnfc.general	allow_autoscan is set to true
debug	libnfc.general	allow_intrusive_scan is set to false
debug	libnfc.general	0 device(s) defined by user
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.7.1
debug	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	device found: Bus 001 Device 003 Name ACS ACR122
debug	libnfc.general	1 device(s) found using acr122_usb driver
debug	libnfc.general	0 device(s) found using pn53x_usb driver
debug	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	3 element(s) have been decoded from "acr122_usb:001:003"
error	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
debug	libnfc.general	Unable to open "acr122_usb:001:003".
nfc-list: ERROR: Unable to open NFC device: acr122_usb:001:003

i have install rules --> no effect
i have install pcscd --> no effect
i have add pn533_usb in blacklist --> no effect

my config : Ubuntu Mate 18.04.2 LTS Amd64 and 4.15.0-45-generic

@dragonlost
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@dragonlost dragonlost commented Apr 5, 2019

But if I run the service pcscd so, the player work and biip on my nfc tags.

@rosslev
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@rosslev rosslev commented Apr 16, 2019

same problem

@filsif
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@filsif filsif commented Apr 25, 2019

I have the same problem.

Ubuntu 18.04 , and I tried debian 9.8.0 liveCD.

There is a kernel message after calling nfc-scan-device -v :

usbfs : process 3206 ( pcscd ) did not claim interface 0 before use

Maybe a wrong version of library ? I can use any linux distrib, which version is easy to use acr122 ?

@Najihel
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@Najihel Najihel commented May 9, 2019

Hello,

I have the same problem too

@sublimz
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@sublimz sublimz commented May 12, 2019

Hello,
same problem for me on fresh Kali live

@blafois
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@blafois blafois commented May 13, 2019

Commenting line 433 of acr122_usb.c, replacing it by "res = 0;" seems to fix the issue on my machine.

@sublimz
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@sublimz sublimz commented May 13, 2019

Yes !,
Commenting line 433 of acr122_usb.c, replacing it by "res = 0;"
resolve my problem too ;
thanks @blafois

@Greg270
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@Greg270 Greg270 commented May 14, 2019

Hello,

I'm a novice.
How you can edit the line 433 in acr122_usb.c ? what command do you use ? thanks !

@Greg270
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@Greg270 Greg270 commented May 20, 2019

Up Please, what is the steps to edit the line ?

@blafois
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@blafois blafois commented May 20, 2019

Up Please, what is the steps to edit the line ?

You need to clone the repo, edit the file aforementionned, recompile the lib.

@sublimz
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@sublimz sublimz commented May 20, 2019

@thecat666
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@thecat666 thecat666 commented May 21, 2019

@sublimz entonces que camino hay que tomar? por mi parte he probado en distintas distribuciones, hasta con la version 1.7.0 de libnfc y mismo error, estoy sospechando que el problema sea el propio lector, a lo cual no le encuentro explicacion, alguna sugerencia o alternativa para poder darle paso de una vez por todas a mfcuk?

@Kerberos73
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@Kerberos73 Kerberos73 commented May 25, 2019

Hi! Have tried to change the value in the file, now I still get the error, but it has changed:

error libnfc.driver.acr122_usb Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Success)
mfcuk: ERROR: connecting to NFC reader

Any clues?

@martinayotte
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@martinayotte martinayotte commented Jun 5, 2019

I'm facing the same issue ...
I've try commenting line 433 where there is "usb_close(data.pudh);" and replacing it with "res = 0;" but also commenting the "goto free_mem;" since it doesn't make sense to leave that there, but no success :
It is now showing the following error :

# /usr/local/bin/nfc-scan-device -v
/usr/local/bin/nfc-scan-device uses libnfc libnfc-1.7.1-215-gc42e250
1 NFC device(s) found:
error	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
error	libnfc.driver.acr122_usb	Unable to write to USB (No such file or directory)
nfc_open failed for acr122_usb:008:004

@StephanCandA
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@StephanCandA StephanCandA commented Jun 12, 2019

I also have the same issue. I tried it on a Raspberry (Raspian) and on a PC (Debian) both with a 4.19 + kernel.

my log from the pc:

sudo LIBNFC_LOG_LEVEL=3 nfc-list
debug libnfc.config key: [allow_autoscan], value: [true]
debug libnfc.config Unable to open directory: /etc/nfc/devices.d
debug libnfc.general log_level is set to 3
debug libnfc.general allow_autoscan is set to true
debug libnfc.general allow_intrusive_scan is set to false
debug libnfc.general 0 device(s) defined by user
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.7.1
debug libnfc.driver.acr122_usb device found: Bus 006 Device 002 Name ACS ACR122
debug libnfc.general 1 device(s) found using acr122_usb driver
debug libnfc.general 0 device(s) found using pn53x_usb driver
debug libnfc.driver.acr122_usb 3 element(s) have been decoded from "acr122_usb:006:002"
error libnfc.driver.acr122_usb Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
debug libnfc.general Unable to open "acr122_usb:006:002".
nfc-list: ERROR: Unable to open NFC device: acr122_usb:006:002

during this log the pcscd service is stopped but I get the same result with the service started.

@Slon4564556
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@Slon4564556 Slon4564556 commented Jul 20, 2019

Hi,
The previous answers did not work with my acr122u, in kali live or ubuntu 18.04.2. New ways to solve this problem?

@RCTORONTO
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@RCTORONTO RCTORONTO commented Jul 23, 2019

I also have this issue, using a acr122u-a9, Ubuntu 18.04, tried the current libnfc and the previous release, I can get the pcsc driver to work, but following the instructions to recompile with acr122_usb, and blacklisting the modules, and stopping pcscd results in the connection time out error - is this a problem with just the A9 variant of the device, if so I will order an older version. Has anyone found a solution?

@poolochon
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@poolochon poolochon commented Aug 16, 2019

Same problem with ACR122U-A9.

@lelkluk
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@lelkluk lelkluk commented Aug 20, 2019

The same here with Kali, no matter the version, with pn533_usb and pn533 blacklisted :(

@arall
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@arall arall commented Aug 23, 2019

Same problem here

@harriperhana
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@harriperhana harriperhana commented Aug 29, 2019

I'm having the same issue, is there going to be fix for this?

@Clemens-Dautermann
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@Clemens-Dautermann Clemens-Dautermann commented Aug 30, 2019

I got the same issue

jpwidera pushed a commit to jpwidera/libnfc that referenced this issue Sep 5, 2019
@alexandredubois
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@alexandredubois alexandredubois commented Sep 10, 2019

A small update 6 months later :

  • The fix provided by @jpwidera seems to solve the problem... if you are able to compile the sourcecode yourself.
  • After discovering this issue, i choosed to buy my new ACR122U-A9 units directly from ACS and i did not notice this faulty behaviour anymore !

@lelkluk
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@lelkluk lelkluk commented Sep 10, 2019

Here is the fastest workaround I managed to do with a live USB key
https://debian-facile.org/viewtopic.php?pid=310787#p310787 msg#37

@Clemens-Dautermann
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@Clemens-Dautermann Clemens-Dautermann commented Oct 2, 2019

Here is the fastest workaround I managed to do with a live USB key
https://debian-facile.org/viewtopic.php?pid=310787#p310787 msg#37

This workaround does actually work for me. Thanks a lot!

@alexandredubois
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@alexandredubois alexandredubois commented Oct 3, 2019

For french readers, i wrote a blog post about the full "Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface" story with a solution to make this ACR122U to work on Kali latest version.

For non-french readers, i guess you will be able to pick the right commands :)

https://www.latelierdugeek.fr/2019/09/30/acr122u-resoudre-lerreur-unable-to-set-alternate-setting-on-usb-interface/

@sublimz
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@sublimz sublimz commented Oct 3, 2019

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@alexandredubois alexandredubois commented Oct 3, 2019

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@qutorial qutorial commented Nov 10, 2019

Hi, if you haven't bothered to read the explanations in French.
This fix works: https://github.com/jpwidera/libnfc/
jpwidera@a77a2a8
For me it was a clone from there and a recompile:

./configure --with-drivers=acr122s,acr122_pcsc,acr122_usb  --sysconfdir=/etc --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

@5trohm
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@5trohm 5trohm commented Jan 4, 2020

building the drivers new without the alternative USB setting case wouldn't work for me...
got the same wrong behavior as before. seems like it timed out and then got a connection right after setting the error message... :(

`root@kali:~# nfc-list
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.7.1
error libnfc.driver.acr122_usb Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
nfc-list: ERROR: Unable to open NFC device: acr122_usb:002:003
NFC device: ACS ACR122U 00 00 / ACR122U215 opened
1 ISO14443A passive target(s) found:
ISO/IEC 14443A (106 kbps) target:
ATQA (SENS_RES): 00 04
UID (NFCID1): 8e 53 c9 ab
SAK (SEL_RES): 08

`

@thekix
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@thekix thekix commented Jan 4, 2020

building the drivers new without the alternative USB setting case wouldn't work for me...
got the same wrong behavior as before. seems like it timed out and then got a connection right after setting the error message... :(

`root@kali:~# nfc-list
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.7.1
error libnfc.driver.acr122_usb Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (Connection timed out)
nfc-list: ERROR: Unable to open NFC device: acr122_usb:002:003
NFC device: ACS ACR122U 00 00 / ACR122U215 opened
1 ISO14443A passive target(s) found:
ISO/IEC 14443A (106 kbps) target:
ATQA (SENS_RES): 00 04
UID (NFCID1): 8e 53 c9 ab
SAK (SEL_RES): 08

Hi,

are you using the compiled libraries? Perhaps old libraries are in the system. (type and ldd may help)

Regards,
kix

@ganzgustav22
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@ganzgustav22 ganzgustav22 commented Mar 27, 2020

I just experienced the issue on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (based on Debian 10 Buster) and libnfc 1.7.1.

Tomorrow, this issue will be one year old. Is the fix by jpwidera here: jpwidera@a77a2a8 still the way to go?

@SpyroTEQ
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@SpyroTEQ SpyroTEQ commented Jun 19, 2020

Hi,
Fix seems already shipped with release 1.8.0 (thanks contributors !)

Since my apt repositories does not have the up-to-date version of libnfc (only 1.7.1), then I took the release 1.8.0 from github, extracted it, and ./configure ; make ; make install (no source code change needed)

Now nfc-list uses the 1.8.0 version, and the "Unable to set..." issue disappeared (@alexandredubois c'est un RR171-430687 que j'ai, donc ça concerne aussi certains RR171-4* [au moins] )

@AlexeyAV87
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@AlexeyAV87 AlexeyAV87 commented Oct 8, 2020

Hi frends, i resolve this question !!!!

  1. put packages, the seller sent from aliexpress.com package list (I buy ACR122U-A9 from aliexpress.com )
    apt-get install pcsc-tools
    apt-get install pcscd
    apt-get install libacsccid1
    apt-get install --reinstall libpcsclite1

  2. Download official site binary source, Unpack the libnfc-1.7.1.tar archive to the root of the disk /

  3. Install the libusb-dev package from the distribution repositories

  4. We edit the file /libnfc-1.7.1/libnfc/drivers/acr122_usb.c, find and comment on this line, there should be line 430:

/*
res = usb_set_altinterface(data.pudh, 0);
if (res < 0) {
log_put(LOG_GROUP, LOG_CATEGORY, NFC_LOG_PRIORITY_ERROR, "Unable to set alternate setting on USB interface (%s)", _usb_strerror(res));
usb_close(data.pudh);
// we failed to use the specified device
goto free_mem;
}
*/

  1. Excecute
    ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --with-drivers=acr122_pcsc,acr122_usb,acr122s,arygon

  2. Making sure the configuration is correct

Selected drivers:
acr122_pcsc...... yes
acr122_usb....... yes
acr122s.......... yes
arygon........... yes
pn53x_usb........ no
pn532_uart....... no
pn532_spi....... no
pn532_i2c........ no

  1. If everything is fine, do
    make

  2. If everything is fine, do
    make install

  3. We can specify an explicit path for the location of libnfc.so
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib

  4. Editing file:

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-libnfc.conf

should be the following, add / change

#blacklist nfc
blacklist pn533
blacklist pn533_usb

  1. Excecute

modprobe nfc

  1. pcscd - should be off
    killall -9 pcscd

  2. if there is something in the output of lsmod | grep pn
    bang, modprobe pn533_usb -r, should be empty lsmod | grep pn

@marcin-chwedczuk
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@marcin-chwedczuk marcin-chwedczuk commented Nov 28, 2020

It's actually a huge pain to compile from sources.
I needed to install libusb-dev package (you may also need to install libusb-0.1 depending on your sys config), then I executed cmake and make and make install.

After make install the lib was put into /usr/lib/local and was not on my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
I have to set it up at hoc:

$ sudo -i
root@darkness:~# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/
root@darkness:~# nfc-list
nfc-list uses libnfc 1.8.0
NFC device: ACS / ACR122U PICC Interface opened
root@darkness:~# nfc-poll 
nfc-poll uses libnfc 1.8.0
NFC reader: ACS / ACR122U PICC Interface opened
NFC device will poll during 36000 ms (20 pollings of 300 ms for 6 modulations)
ISO/IEC 14443A (106 kbps) target:
    ATQA (SENS_RES): 00  04  
       UID (NFCID1): 8b  3f  d6  3d  
      SAK (SEL_RES): 08

After that the device worked but the LED and Sound where not generated while reading cards...
Probably I need to spend more time on it...

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