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Hello all. Finally got around to dedicating an older unit (HP Pavilion DV6) to Linux. I went with the Cinnamon edition and for a newb, I found the install process fairly easy going and I really like the end result. I'm looking forward to learning the new OS. Card reader was recognized and installing several other programs ended well (after hitting a couple of learning walls). Only thing left right now is getting the camera and fingerprint reader to work if that's possible.
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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Hi welcome to the Linux Mint forum! Hope you enjoy your journey into the world of Linux Mint!
Enjoy being and make the most of this life because you never know when you will breathe your last breath!
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Hi paparick,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
paparick wrote:Only thing left right now is getting the camera and fingerprint reader to work if that's possible.
It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

The webcam can be used with various webcam software if it is recognized by the Linux system. I recommend "guvcview".
Guvcview 2.0.6 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu | UbuntuHandbook
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ll-ubuntu/


As for the fingerprint scanner, search for finger in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" and see what is there.

Get your fingerprint reader to work on Ubuntu using FPrint - Ubuntu Sharing
http://ubuntuguide.net/get-your-fingerp ... ing-fprint

FPrint : “Fingerprint readers integration” team
https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+arc ... ntu/fprint

Linux driver for fingerprint reader - HP Support Community - 6492144
https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook- ... -p/6492144


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint 20 and 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Mint Xfce + Kubuntu KDE) & KDE Neon 64-bit (new based on Ubuntu 20.04) Awesome OS's, Dell Inspiron I5 7000 (7573) 2 in 1 touch screen, Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, Intel 4 Graphics.
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All good! The fingerprint reader is working.
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Welcome to the Mint forums from just over the hump in Wenatchee.
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Welcome to the forum. :)

Glad to hear that the fingerprint reader is working.
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Welcome to the forum.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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