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    Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Hey everybody...
    Im new here, cause nobody in my german Forum could help me with this Problem...
    I bought an Acer Travelmate 8371 and everything worked out of the box. I was hoping that the Fingerprintreader is also working and installed fprint-demo, but i was unlucky... No Devices found
    lsusb says me that i've got a

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1c7a:0801 LighTuning Technology Inc.

    fprintreader and I hope to find here somebody who can help me to get this very last thing working...

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Same problem on Aspire 7738g.
    Anyone any info?
    I found this from the producer of the scanner but no links available:
    http://www.egistec.com/products/bioexcess-linux.aspx

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Sadly EgisTech, which is the company behind the Lightuning fingerprint scanners, haven't released a Linux driver, even though they have a Linux Biometric Suite (http://www.egistec.com/en/products/bioexcess-linux.aspx).

    I have the same problem (Acer Aspire 5940g), right now the only options are to help the folks from fprint to develop a driver for this device and/or contact EngisTech enquiring about a driver release, if everybody that uses Linux and have this fingerprint scanner put a little pressure, they might do it.

    By the way, does your fingerprint reader stays hot while the notebook is in use?

    Regards,
    Eduardo

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    I just got a response from Egistec, apparently their developers are working on supporting linux.

    I've tried doing some usb sniffing, but i'm not getting anything from the program i'm using. Are any of you using xp?
    Shiny Lenovo B560, bought with 50% discount from the Linux Foundation, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

    If it can go wrong, it will... Multiple times.

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    For info , it's available on one of the certified Ubuntu Laptops :

    http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/.../make/usb:1C7A

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Quote Originally Posted by freechelmi View Post
    For info , it's available on one of the certified Ubuntu Laptops :

    http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/.../make/usb:1C7A

    Any News ? I don't get how this device can be certified with no public driver...

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Quote Originally Posted by freechelmi View Post
    Any News ? I don't get how this device can be certified with no public driver...

    Good news , someone Started writing a driver :

    http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/000065.html

    But a lot of work is still to do.

    i didn't get any response from the manufacturer as usual

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Hi there,

    I am very interested in a working driver for fprint as well.
    My device is ID 1c7a:0603 LighTuning Technology Inc. in a Lenovo B570.
    Please update here if there is any progres!

    Foyaxe

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    Half a year later...

    Any progress with this? I almost want to write the driver myself, if only to "sudo" with the swipe of a finger, I hate entering my password when doing anything with Ubuntu as an OS, besides, this could be more secure, since keyloggers wouldn't have a password to log!

    EgisTec seems like one of those companies that doesn't care so long as they have your money, so even though they said they're working on drivers, don't count on it.

    ...Anyway I *would* work on a driver if I could, I won't pretend it's easy.

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    Re: Get a LighTuning Technology Fingerprint reader working

    *Bump*

    Any word on this? I've no idea how to write a driver so....

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