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Thread: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

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    AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    Any tips for getting my biometric device working?

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    Re: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    Uh.. 9.10 is out now and this common fingerprint reader still isn't supported out-of-the-box?

    uh.. what?

    someone help please!

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    Re: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    I would also like to know. But it seems like it just isnt supported in the Linux-kernel - yet.

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    Re: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    It is still not supported on Lucid. It looks like the biometric id function is not a priority to the Ubuntu team... perhaps it really isn't so important..

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    Re: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    Just to set a few things straight:
    Back in the 8.10 days and even 9.04, 9.10 this device used to work if you installed libfprint and the related packages.

    On my current 10.10 install it is not working.
    According to the website of the fprint project the driver is "not so usable":
    http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Driver_quality

    In the days that I did have it working I found myself not using the fingerprint scanner because it was very hard to get the finger back on it the same way it was... (like the remark with aes4000)

    This may be why this particular scanner is on the backburner...

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    Re: AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 - Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Biometric)

    Quote Originally Posted by Keeper of the Keys View Post
    This may be why this particular scanner is on the backburner...
    Be that as it may, I'd still like to have mine working properly. Only things on my laptop that won't work with Linux are the biometric system, and the little buttons on the side of the screen (shortcut buttons.)

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