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har02052
April 7th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Anybody been able to effectively install and configure the correct drivers/software to work a built in fingerprint reader on an HP laptop?
I have a HP DV4T-1000, Jaunty.
I installed fprint for jaunty, but it says that there are no recognized devices. Any help? Thanks.

ajmctaggart
April 7th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I assume you found this thread already...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=376432
Which I'm sure isn't much help...

List the output of:

lsusb

That will help us figure out if your device is supported w/ any Linux distro...

Thanks!

har02052
April 7th, 2009, 04:05 PM
output of lsusb

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:09b8 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 138a:0001
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I did look at the other post and because he had no luck with the Thinkpad drivers, I made no attempt at following the wiki instructions.

ajmctaggart
April 7th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Thank you,

Unfortunately it looks like a known bug that I really can't help with. Basically it's a two part issue. One, it's not getting recognized correctly (which I believe is now fixable via reading those threads in Launchpad, url attached below), and the fact that there is currently no driver (which I believe they are diligently working on).

In the past I have seen better management of these devices through a distro like OpenSuse, but I am not sure if there is a point in looking there for this. Perhaps by burning a Live Cd of Opensuse and seeing if it is recognized or picked up?

I suggest to follow this thread for development, or look into this by using LaunchPad and subscribing to the bug...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/285089

har02052
April 7th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Awesome, thanks. I figured the whole fingerprint reader thing was pretty new to most computers so I figured that there might not be a working easy solution yet. I will subscribe to the bug. There was an update to the usb update ids so that the system now sees the reader, even though it names it incorrectly, it has to be named correctly before drivers can be effective. Thanks for your help.
This is my lsusb now:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:09b8 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 138a:0001 DigitalPersona, Inc Fingeprint Reader
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

ajmctaggart
April 7th, 2009, 08:51 PM
No problem,

I haven't had the best of luck on those things either...but keep an eye on OpenSuse forums...like I said their Pam/Yast configuration does make things easier in that department sometimes. Although in Jaunty, fingerprint is supposed to be rockin!

Good Luck!

mk6032
February 16th, 2010, 06:02 AM
I've got the same on my laptop. Details of lsusb:

Device: ID 138a:0001 DigitalPersona, Inc Fingeprint Reader
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 255
bMaxPacketSize0 8
idVendor 0x138a DigitalPersona, Inc
idProduct 0x0001 Fingeprint Reader
bcdDevice 3.72
iManufacturer 0
iProduct 0
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 39
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 100mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 3
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 0
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)

There it is, but I can't seem to get fprint to see it as a device in fprint_demo.

29732
June 4th, 2010, 04:31 PM
fprint couldnt find it either for me](*,)

Akhnatoun
September 2nd, 2010, 12:40 PM
I' ve the same problem too.

I used Fingerprint-GUI to figure out my fingerprint reader, but it is giving me "No Device found", though it's listing under the "Attached USB Devices" tab :

DigitalPersona, Inc (0X138a) Fingerprint Reader (0X1).

I've contacted HP Support to be sure from my fingerprint reader vendor, but they have no useful information.

Kixtosh
September 22nd, 2010, 02:02 PM
Check the output of the lsusb command (in Terminal) against this list of supported devices. Ignore the brand of laptop in the first column, check only against the columns headed USB Vendor ID and USB Product ID:

http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Supported_devices
https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+archive/fprint

Vendor 138a and Product 0001 do not seem to be on that list at the time of writing.