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    Cool Problems with fingerprint reader in Ubuntu 9.04

    Hello everyone.

    After reading a guide on my laptop built-in fingerprint reader and how to get it to work, I am having troubles.

    http://www.aldeby.org/blog/howto-ubu.../9#fingerprint

    In '/etc/pam.d/common-auth' you must insert the top 'auth sufficient pam_fprint.so' if you want to use either fingerprint or password for administrative tasks.

    The problem is that Ubuntu requires both, before I can do anything. Fingerprint reader accepts my fingerprint, so for now I can still do what I want, but how do I get Ubuntu to understand that I will not use both, each time I have to confirm?
    HP dv6645eo | AMD Turion64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58 (1.9 Ghz).
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    Re: Problems with fingerprint reader in Ubuntu 9.04

    I think this is the guide I followed for my latitude d430 http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to...kFinger#Ubuntu
    I can login in, sudo, gksu, su, etc fine with a fingerprint. However gnome-keyring is kinda bitchy about needing a password still. The main thing it bugs about it for, is using the wifi connection, so I made the connection available to all users, to get it to stop bugging me for the wifi.
    "I was dead long before you were born, and I'll be dead long after you're dead."

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    Re: Problems with fingerprint reader in Ubuntu 9.04

    It does not work, unfortunately. I did not install the ThinkVantage Fingerprint since Fprint demo has worked on previous versions of Ubuntu. Furthermore, FingerThink is only of fingerprint readers built into Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba laptops.

    My laptop is from HP.
    HP dv6645eo | AMD Turion64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58 (1.9 Ghz).
    2GB RAM | Nvidia GeForce 7150M | Western Digital 160 GB HDD, 5400 RPM.
    Logitech VX Nano for Notebooks | Kingston Datatraveler 2GB.

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