Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Beans
    74

    Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Hey Folks,

    I've searched the threads and can't find one that solves my specific problem.

    I've got an ASUS A510Q laptop running Ubuntu 20 on which I've not been able to get the fingerprint reader to work properly. Originally, I was able to enroll my fingerprint in the Authentication and Login settings and enable Fingerprint Login, but I was never able to actually use it. My finger print would not log me in. Login would prompt me for my fingerprint but it would not accept it or it would just fail to read it.

    I found a guide that seemed to address my issue: https://www.tec4tric.com/linux/enabl...ogin-in-ubuntu

    Following this guide lead me to where I would need to select Fingerprint authentication at the PAM window, but that option is not present. I tried selecting Ubuntu authentication, but that did not help. I've since gone back and de-selected that, but now I'm in a worst state than when I started.

    Now when I go to Settings -> Users the Fingerprint Login option is grayed out (inactive).

    How can I fix this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Wandering
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    I just have to ask, you did see this "This tutorial is for this driver ➡ Elan Microelectronics Corp. ELAN:Fingerprint, specifically the 0c4f device Id."
    Check with:
    Code:
    lsusb
    And did you follow it word for word? Referring to this "git clone https://gitlab" if not don't.
    Example: If you type "man pam-auth-update" you will learn that it gets the new configuration from /usr/share/pam-configs/
    So we need to know before proceeding
    Last edited by 1fallen; March 5th, 2022 at 12:08 AM.
    With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
    Dalai Lama>>
    Code Tags | System-info | Forum Guide lines | Arch Linux, Debian Unstable, FreeBSD

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Beans
    74

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    I just have to ask, you did see this "This tutorial is for this driver ➡ Elan Microelectronics Corp. ELAN:Fingerprint, specifically the 0c4f device Id."
    I did notice and checked. At the time I thought I had a match, but I just double checked and got the following result: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. I can't swear to it, but I seem to remember the "ELAN:Fingerprint" part was there as well.

    And did you follow it word for word? Referring to this "git clone https://gitlab" if not don't.
    Example: If you type "man pam-auth-update" you will learn that it gets the new configuration from /usr/share/pam-configs/
    Not sure what you mean here, but I did follow it word for word.

    Thanks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    /dev/sdx
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by cobras View Post
    I did notice and checked. At the time I thought I had a match, but I just double checked and got the following result: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. I can't swear to it, but I seem to remember the "ELAN:Fingerprint" part was there as well.
    Not sure what you mean here, but I did follow it word for word.
    Thanks.
    Can you please run the command below:
    Code:
    lsusb
    And post it to this thread wrap with code so that people in the community that willing to help you will be aware of what fingerprint hardware you have. regards.
    corn ubuntuforums community.
    Open Source platform where the real world of human is here. Click here for Solve thread

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Wandering
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by cobras View Post
    Not sure what you mean here, but I did follow it word for word.

    Thanks.
    That was what I thought, sorry but I have some bad news though: https://linux-hardware.org/?id=usb:04f3-0903&page=1
    I had one in the shop I could never get it to work even went as far as kernel 5.16 and nada.
    Last edited by 1fallen; March 5th, 2022 at 05:34 PM.
    With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
    Dalai Lama>>
    Code Tags | System-info | Forum Guide lines | Arch Linux, Debian Unstable, FreeBSD

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Beans
    74

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by mIk3_08 View Post
    And post it to this thread wrap with code so that people in the community that willing to help you will be aware of what fingerprint hardware you have. regards.
    Code:
    jorge@rhoxanne:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13d3:5a07 IMC Networks 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13d3:3526 IMC Networks 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Root Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    I'm adding that I seem to remember that before all the changes the line for Bus 001 Device 003 ended with ELAN:Fingerprint. But I'm not sure.
    Last edited by cobras; March 5th, 2022 at 06:56 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Beans
    74

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    I was once on an unrelated search and ran into a couple of threads (here or elsewhere) about the fingerprint reader on Asus machines. The gist seemed to be that Asus machines on Linux just won't accommodate the fingerprint reader, though I seem to recall ONE thread that solved the issue.

    At this point I think I'd be happy to just undo what I've done. My system is not acting right.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Wandering
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by cobras View Post
    At this point I think I'd be happy to just undo what I've done. My system is not acting right.
    I had pointed out that you will learn that it gets the new configuration from /usr/share/pam-configs/
    Don't proceed with any actions just yet, I'm running some tests now.
    I'll be back.
    Paste back this please:
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/pam-configs/ && ls && stat *
    Last edited by 1fallen; March 5th, 2022 at 07:15 PM.
    With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
    Dalai Lama>>
    Code Tags | System-info | Forum Guide lines | Arch Linux, Debian Unstable, FreeBSD

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Beans
    74

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    Code:
    jorge@rhoxanne:~$ cd /usr/share/pam-configs/ && ls && stat *
    capability  gnome-keyring  mkhomedir  systemd  unix
      File: capability
      Size: 124           Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
    Device: 813h/2067d    Inode: 11275981    Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
    Access: 2022-03-04 10:09:24.078271845 -0800
    Modify: 2020-02-17 04:44:20.000000000 -0800
    Change: 2022-01-27 19:45:38.719038790 -0800
     Birth: -
      File: gnome-keyring
      Size: 152           Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
    Device: 813h/2067d    Inode: 11275983    Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
    Access: 2022-03-04 10:09:24.078271845 -0800
    Modify: 2020-03-11 02:06:10.000000000 -0700
    Change: 2022-01-27 19:45:38.719038790 -0800
     Birth: -
      File: mkhomedir
      Size: 154           Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
    Device: 813h/2067d    Inode: 11276439    Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
    Access: 2022-03-04 10:09:24.090271550 -0800
    Modify: 2020-08-11 17:15:04.000000000 -0700
    Change: 2022-01-27 20:14:55.410749672 -0800
     Birth: -
      File: systemd
      Size: 182           Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
    Device: 813h/2067d    Inode: 11275971    Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
    Access: 2022-03-04 10:09:24.106271156 -0800
    Modify: 2021-07-01 08:44:19.000000000 -0700
    Change: 2022-01-27 20:15:53.614363363 -0800
     Birth: -
      File: unix
      Size: 668           Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
    Device: 813h/2067d    Inode: 11276449    Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
    Access: 2022-03-04 10:09:24.106271156 -0800
    Modify: 2021-09-16 23:14:18.000000000 -0700
    Change: 2022-01-27 20:15:48.085960985 -0800
     Birth:
    I'll wait for feedback.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Wandering
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Fingerprint Reader Not Working

    That all looks ok, and there is nothing newly related installed there.
    You'll want to undo some of what you did.
    Now it gets fun:
    Code:
    cd libfprint && git checkout v1.90.5 && cd ..
    Code:
    sudo nano libfprint/libfprint/drivers/elan.h
    I'm assuming it's in your home directory, any way remove this line:
    Code:
    {.vid = ELAN_VEND_ID, .pid = 0x0c4f, .driver_data = ELAN_ALL_DEV}
    the line below it should read:
    Code:
    {.vid = 0, .pid = 0, .driver_data = 0}
    Reinstall: >(Providing it was there on your initial install)
    Code:
    sudo apt install fprintd libfprint-2-2
    And I'm not sure why you need this now so:
    Code:
    sudo apt remove --autoremove gtk-doc-tools
    The rest of what I could see from your link isn't going to hurt your system so Ill leave that for you to decide.
    Last edited by 1fallen; March 5th, 2022 at 11:40 PM.
    With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
    Dalai Lama>>
    Code Tags | System-info | Forum Guide lines | Arch Linux, Debian Unstable, FreeBSD

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •