Swipe Fingerprint Sensor Following this tutorial I discovered that this fingerprint is not supported by fprint. We apologize for any confusion. Unfortunately, I cannot reach my machine right now so I cannot remind myself what I did. Since this is a rather new addition I am patient but hopeful that we will eventually get a Linux driver. More info regarding this can be found on the Launchpad project page such as a list of supported hardware, etc. It would be great if you were able to update us on what you looked into and hopefully fixed.
So how can I use the fingerprint reader with ubuntu? Did you get to have the 138a:0050 Validity Sensors working? However there is always a solution. However, in this lovely community of ours there is never a doubt that there exist folks with similar problems who have taken it upon themselves to fix them. Once that out of the way, get the software, run the available setup, and follow the instructions displayed on-screen for a complete installation. I've got a very similar device. Last edited by ewaller 2015-12-23 16:32:16 Maybe there is a new perspective arising Hopefully we gonna figure how to implement it to Arch.
The following instructions were provided by What You'll need Grab the Dell Finger Print driver, Validity-Sensor-Setup-4. Updated Lenovo Windows 10 Laptops May Be Blocking Linux Installs Lenovo thinkpad 25 retro not worth it the lenovo t450s is working beautifully with linux phoronix validity fingerprint reader linux page 6 lenovo munity a quick review of the lenovo thinkpad 13 hardware drivers linux mint installation doentation. Dell have done nothing but give me the runaround in trying to get a refund for this fraudulent sale. I'd prefer it if Dell actually made a difference here for once and pushed for a Linux driver! Then click on both the General and Advanced tabs to see if your fingerprint scanner is listed. Now if you lock your screen e. Click the download button now and set up this feature on your system. If there isn't any driver, can I run the Windows version of the driver for it on Wine? He insisted I give Dell technical support a chance to give me a solution.
Add a comment if the download is not working. Just got this laptop used on craigslist and it's best I've ever used. All questions related to 138a:0018 are either unanswered or old. There is an out dated application called fingerprint gui for it but doesn't include new fingerprit readers. At this stage, he told me that he couldn't do anything as the order was placed online, and suggested I ring Dell customer care on 0844 444 4712. And install, sudo alien -d Validity-Sensor-Setup-4.
I played with this last summer. Unfortunetly My effort was fruitless. Updating the component's software version can improve fingerprint reading speeds, enhance recognition algorithms, fix several issues encountered during the product's lifetime, or add support for new features. I am wondering if there is a driver or something that I should be installing in order to make it work. From the parent folder build as usual,. While there is a way to make it work on Linux, it involves using a closed-sourced, proprietary driver, which the upstream libfprint project also cannot include in its distribution.
You can download the updated version from for this package I'll update this answer soon to include instructions as well. I'm running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. I did get it to work -- sort of, but it was not easy and I don't remember the details. Important notes: - Before installation, save all your work and close all the running programs, as the installation may interfere with other apps; - If the setup wizard requests Administrative rights, make sure to run the setup as Administrator; - Pay attention to all installation instructions to make sure the driver is installed correctly; About Fingerprint Reader Driver: When enabled by appropriate files, the Fingerprint reader is properly recognized by systems and all developed feature are made available. The fprint software would refuse to correlate new scans with the reference because it could not identify enough matching structures.
Yes the scanner works, but my impression is that it is a hopelessly inadequate device. I know nothing about coding, programming, but if I did I'd be all over this one. To install this package please do the following: - Make sure that all system requirements are met. I am currently running Mint 15 but incidentally I used to have the exact same problem on Ubuntu 13. At that stage, I asked my Dell sales rep Muhammed Ghufran for a refund of the part £20. Instead, you calmly explained the horrible process you went through, and as a result, it looks like Justin is going to figure out what went wrong.
It's not even as if I'm going to get back any money for the phone calls or my time to resolve this. You know the story: the manufacturer Validity, later bought by Synaptic refuses to release the documentation and says they may release proprietary Linux driver someday. About Fingerprint Reader Packages: When enabled by appropriate files, the Fingerprint reader is properly recognized by systems and all developed feature are made available. Validity Sensor This is not a complete solution as it requires a prepritory binary from Dell. For follow up, post a new question. My question will be who that can use fingerprint reader come back to type password? I have found an effort in reverse engineering the Windows driver: There is also a bug open here for this issue: It seems that the communication for this particular series of fingerprint readers is encrypted and that there are no open source drivers e.
Maybe there is some magic that the Windows driver has that the reverse engineered version doesn't that allows the capture of repeatable images. As long as your laptop has a scanner, the above method should work You can also try Install proprietary Validity driver via terminal as below. If you are interested I can look that up for you tonight. In summary, great constructive conversation in this thread! Hey, this is my laptop too Nice, nice machine. When the laptop arrived on Nov 1st and I couldn't get the scanner to work, I discovered this thread after a bit of searching. Then I found these drivers on google: This video shows that this driver works on the same model of fingerprint: However I did not succeed. I simply cannot understand any reasoning why that would not be feasible.