I installed Devuan ASCII 2.0 amd64, wich is Debian 9 systemd free, jesterday with no problems.
I also had/have several Debian 9 i386 and amd64 receivers that worked/work fine. Christian uses
Debian 9 amd64 as well,
Have you edited the line in file /etc/udev/rules.d/20-etoken.rules
according to my HOWTO?
Is pcscd and etokend running (pgrep pcscd, pgrep etokend) ?
If not a final insserv pcscd and reboot might help,
Your strange password zeros could mean unlimited?!