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alimooghashang
July 29th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Hi all,
my hp laptop has fingerprint reader device.
i wonder how to use it in ubuntu 9.04?
is there any apps for it?
i want to use it for logging in and security reasons.
thanks

marshmallow1304
July 29th, 2009, 08:59 PM
http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Main_Page

If you want to try it out, install the package fprint-demo.


Edit: System76 has a guide for how to use fprint for authentication. It might be helpful even though you have an HP.
http://knowledge76.com/index.php/Fingerprint_Reader_Usage

alimooghashang
July 29th, 2009, 09:25 PM
http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Main_Page

If you want to try it out, install the package fprint-demo.


Edit: System76 has a guide for how to use fprint for authentication. It might be helpful even though you have an HP.
http://knowledge76.com/index.php/Fingerprint_Reader_Usage
can i trust it?
isn't it a demo file one?

marshmallow1304
July 29th, 2009, 09:50 PM
isn't it a demo file one?

Biometrics are not yet really integrated into Linux. The fprint project is the best available, but it's not done yet. That's why it's just a demo at this point.

This page has some background info and more complete instructions.
http://ubuntu-unleashed.com/2008/04/get-your-fingerprint-reader-to-work-in-ubuntu.html

There's also ThinkFinger (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThinkFinger), but I've not tried that one.

schmidtbag
August 3rd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Check out my post, it might help you:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1227680&highlight=fingerprint+reader