Yubikey not recognized in Yubico Authenticator App

So I have a Yubikey 5 NFC Firmware Version 5.43 and Im trying to use the Yubico Authenticator port for Manjaro and for some reason? When I plug my Yubikey in it doesnt recognize it in the Yubico Authenticator App. However it does reconize it in the Yubikey Manager and the Yubikey Personalization Tool. How do I figure out whats wrong and fix it? Ive found a few solutions online but Im not really comfortable just running random commands from reddit. Can someone help me troubleshoot/point me in the right direction on the ArchWiki?

Thanks

wiki: YubiKey - ArchWiki

I dont know about the yubi or its apps (personalisation tool + manager + auth) but wonder if they all use the same modes to connect over usb?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/YubiKey#USB_connection_modes

edit:
there is also a bit at the bottom of the wiki about troubleshooting connection to auth app and it mentions having CCID driver installed (it’s in the official rep)

I reinstalled CCID and Im still getting no response. What should I try next?

does command ykman mode show Current connection mode is: OTP+FIDO+CCID

it returns

WARNING: The use of this command is deprecated and will be removed!
Replace with: ykman config mode

Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Try 'ykman config mode -h' for help.

Error: Missing argument 'MODE'

ive also tried this below:

[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman mode
WARNING: The use of this command is deprecated and will be removed!
Replace with: ykman config mode

Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Try 'ykman config mode -h' for help.

Error: Missing argument 'MODE'.
[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman config mode
Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Try 'ykman config mode -h' for help.

Error: Missing argument 'MODE'.
[johns@johnd ~]$ ^C
[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman config mode -h
Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE

  Manage connection modes (USB Interfaces).

  This command is generaly used with YubiKeys prior to the 5 series. Use
  "ykman config usb" for more granular control on YubiKey 5 and later.

  Get the current connection mode of the YubiKey, or set it to MODE.

  MODE can be a string, such as "OTP+FIDO+CCID", or a shortened form: "o+f+c".
  It can also be a mode number.

  Examples:

    Set the OTP and FIDO mode:
    $ ykman config mode OTP+FIDO

    Set the CCID only mode and use touch to eject the smart card:
    $ ykman config mode CCID --touch-eject

Options:
  --touch-eject                When set, the button toggles the state of the
                               smartcard between ejected and inserted (CCID
                               mode only).
  --autoeject-timeout SECONDS  When set, the smartcard will automatically
                               eject after the given time. Implies --touch-
                               eject (CCID mode only).
  --chalresp-timeout SECONDS   Sets the timeout when waiting for touch for
                               challenge response.
  -f, --force                  Confirm the action without prompting.
  -h, --help                   Show this message and exit.
[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Try 'ykman config mode -h' for help.

Error: Invalid mode string: [OPTIONS]
[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman config mode
Usage: ykman config mode [OPTIONS] MODE
Try 'ykman config mode -h' for help.

Error: Missing argument 'MODE'.
[johns@johnd ~]$ ykman config MODE
Usage: ykman config [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...
Try 'ykman config -h' for help.

Error: No such command 'MODE'.
[johns@johnd ~]$ 

still cant get the connection modes or whatever

sorry for basically asking to be hand held I just dont want to mess the key up

Looks like the wiki is out of date.

lsusb should list usb devices with yubico info

Looks better to have a read of the yubi page
https://docs.yubico.com/software/yubikey/tools/ykman/intro.html

Looks like it’s more yubi man based than the wiki is anyway.
have you been through that?

Did you start and enable the pcscd ?
sudo systemctl enable pcscd --now

I got a new laptop yesterday - - battled a bit to get yubikey going again - same issues as you, till i started the pcscd services

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yeah that worked thanks

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