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Fingerprint scanner
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:50:03 pm »
Hi guys

I've just installed PM4 on my daughters HP Compaq nc4400 laptop and while doing so noticed a strange and intriguing device on the right hand side of the monitor which further investigation has proved to be a fingerprint scanner

So my question is can I make this work in Linux and would this provide the means  http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-get-your-fingerprint-reader-working-in-ubuntu


Many thanks


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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 05:27:36 pm »
What's the output from:
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lsusb
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WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 05:40:13 pm »
laura@lauras-Laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
laura@lauras-Laptop ~ $
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 05:57:33 pm »
I think I may have found the procedure from here https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+archive/fingerprint-gui  but would appreciate clarification if possible

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0. First of all, if you have installed Fingerprint GUI manually before, get rid of it completely. Remove all binaries, shared libraries, any other files and undo all the changes you have made to your system config files (especially to files under /etc/pam.d/).

1. Add this PPA to your sources:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
    sudo apt-get update

2. Install the packages:

    sudo apt-get install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui

3. Log out of your session and log back in (we need the new session defaults to be picked up).

Setup
=====
After installation launch “Fingerprint GUI” and enrol your fingerprints.
That should be all you need to do!
Try locking your screen, logging out and in, sudo in terminal and running graphical apps requiring root privileges.
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 06:11:04 pm »
Fingerprint scanners - preparing your mind for the day when you're microchipped.

If it were me, it would have been "and then I discovered it was a fingerprint scanner, so I threw the keyboard away, after taking a hammer to it".

There is no argument in favour of proprietary software that doesn't boil down to "I don't care about freedom, privacy or security, whether yours or mine".

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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 06:17:38 pm »
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If it were me, it would have been "and then I discovered it was a fingerprint scanner, so I threw the keyboard away, after taking a hammer to it".

I'm not quite sure what you're saying there but it's a nifty wee gadget that I think my daughter would appreciate so if it's there why not make it work, :)
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 06:40:23 pm »
Yup those instructions look OK to me, and that PPA also says your device is supported (08ff:2580)
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 06:42:51 pm »
Ok I.ll give it a go and report back


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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 09:16:08 pm »
Ok everything installed ok and I can open the gui and save my print scan but I can't verify it I've tried various fingers moving them across the scanner fast & slow light touch hard touch, it will save the print no problem but it just wont verify,

I tried installing aes2501-wy from synaptic and it seems to run ok and finishes with "assembling and prints a print scan but I have no idea what to do from there





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laura@lauras-Laptop ~ $ aes2501
argc=1 Initializing, please standby...
aesSetup()...
aesStartScan()...
READY (touch the sensor to stop)
Scanning...
Assembling...

Any help would be much appreciated



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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 09:39:05 pm »
what's the output from:
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ps aux | grep agent
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 09:43:57 pm »
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laura@lauras-Laptop ~ $ ps aux | grep agent
laura     8763  0.0  0.0   4128   204 ?        Ss   21:39   0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/im-launch /usr/bin/startpeppermint
laura     8823  0.0  1.4  74300 14644 ?        Sl   21:39   0:00 /usr/lib/fingerprint-gui/fingerprint-polkit-agent -d
laura     9387  0.0  0.0   5656   836 pts/1    S+   21:42   0:00 grep --colour=auto agent
laura@lauras-Laptop ~ $ ps aux | grep agent
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 10:10:51 pm »
What happens if you run:
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fingerprint-identifier
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 10:23:09 pm »
the swipe icon appears, I swiped the saved finger (not identified) I then pressed enter and it took me back to the command prompt

I earlier followed these instructions under "Authentication" but it still didn't help   https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fingerprint-gui
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 11:01:08 pm »
I don't know how much I can help with this as I have no way of testing anything .. I'll keep looking, but you may be kinda on your own here.
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Re: Fingerprint scanner
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 11:09:18 pm »
No problem Mark

Probably best just to un-install Fingerprint GUI, it's just a gimmick anyway

the only thing worse than something that doesn't work is something that nearly works :)

Anyway thanks for your help



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