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Thread: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

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    HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    Hi everybody

    I just bought an HP dv6 3225dx and i installed Ubuntu 10.04.
    everything seems to work OK
    but the finger scanner and the wireless are not working.

    can someone give me a simple instructions on how to get them both working
    i would highly appreciate it.


    thank you

    PS. I'm a beginner to the Ubuntu world

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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    Can you post the actual device ID's. You can do this by running the following commands in a terminal:

    Code:
    $ echo \n\n-------- PCI Devices --------\n\n > uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ lspci -nnk >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ echo \n\n-------- USB Devices --------\n\n >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ lsusb >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    Then please attach the uf10490009_devices.txt (by default in your home directory) to this forum thread.
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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    I have a DV6 myself, and when installing Ubuntu, it doesn't automatically enable any driver for my wireless card (Broadcom) at all, although it detects it properly. You need to manually enable the driver on the aditional drivers window.

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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    komputes

    Can you post the actual device ID's. You can do this by running the following commands in a terminal:

    Code:
    $ echo \n\n-------- PCI Devices --------\n\n > uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ lspci -nnk >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ echo \n\n-------- USB Devices --------\n\n >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    $ lsusb >> uf10490009_devices.txt
    Then please attach the uf10490009_devices.txt (by default in your home directory) to this forum thread.
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    here is the file (attached)
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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    _0R10N

    I have a DV6 myself, and when installing Ubuntu, it doesn't automatically enable any driver for my wireless card (Broadcom) at all, although it detects it properly. You need to manually enable the driver on the aditional drivers window.



    the one i have is an intel but when i open hardware drivers it's empty and it says

    no proprietary drivers are in use on this system
    what does that mean ??????????????

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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    The bug for wireless: fixed in maverick (10.10):
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ma...re/+bug/532451


    For the fingerprint reader, here are instructions from a c:
    Fprint is a fingerprint reading library, which allows using the fingerprint reader found of many of the more decent notebooks (package: fprint-demo). The package also includes a PAM module (package: libpam-fprint), which enables you to authenticate (log-in etc.) using the fingerprint reader.

    The fprint-demo package provides a graphical application to enroll fingerprints and set different options. After installing that package, fprint-demo can be invoked from command line only (no menu entry yet) by issuing this command:
    Code:
    $ sudo fprint-demo
    In order to enable fingerprint authentication in Ubuntu install the libpam and libfprint packages and then edit **/etc/pam.d/common-auth** so it contains
    Code:
    auth    sufficient    pam_fprint.so
    auth    required      pam_unix.so nullok_secure
    At your next login attempt or sudo command from terminal, this will first try to read your fingerprint before asking your password. For testing purposes, you can expire the sudo password caching by issuing "sudo -k". Do not try to disable password login completely; this is alpha software and you might lock out yourself.
    Example of command-line fingerprint enrollment:
    Code:
    $ sudo pam_fprint_enroll --enroll-finger 7
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    Re: HP Pavilion dv6 wireless and finger scanner not working

    komputes

    thanks alot man
    i got my wireless to work by updating to 10.10 ( i didn't want to).

    but fprint did not work

    i have found this thread it explained it in a very simple way
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760018

    i did everything but when i got to the enrolment it says

    no devices found

    can you try to help in a simple instruction

    thanks

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