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    Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Hello. As of my knowledge, Dell E6500 has fingerprint reader implemented in the touchpad. I want to use that to login. I've tried installing that fprint-demo thing, but it said "drivers not detected" or something with the same meaning. Can't exactly remember.

    Can someone help?

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Any help?

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Hello?...

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    You don't even provide useful information like "lsusb" output.

    If your laptop is equipped with a VFS5011, then it's not supported by libfprint at the moment. But someone is working on it. -> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.fprint/2199

    BTW, you should be more patient.

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoopie View Post
    You don't even provide useful information like "lsusb" output.

    If your laptop is equipped with a VFS5011, then it's not supported by libfprint at the moment. But someone is working on it. -> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.fprint/2199

    BTW, you should be more patient.
    Well, I'm just bumping the topic

    That's lsusb output.

    Code:
    nav@Eark:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:5800 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 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 006 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 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    nav@Eark:~$
    And VFS5011? How can I know?

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Your fingerprint device is the 1st item in the list.

    USB Vendor ID 0a5c
    USB Product ID 5800

    A check on http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Soft...rted%20devices shows that it is currently unsupported

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    It's not there in the list, I see

    And it's 5800. Not 5801

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Bump..

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    Re: Dell E6500 Fingerprint

    Experimental fingerprint reader support is available: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.fprint/2241

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