Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

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toni_gon5
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Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

Post by toni_gon5 »

I've been running Mint on a Dell Vostro 3560 since mint 16.
Every iteration of mint has always supported fingerprint logon on my machine.
the ppa / launchpad Fingerprint GUI is no longer supported, so I installed libfprint with GUI because a search revealed that it was part of the distro.
But this did not work either.
Is anyone aware of any other Fingerprint GUI project that works?
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Re: Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

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I was using fprintd out of the regular sources integrated with pam. After the Upgrade I probably have to redo the pam config.

However isn't fingerprint regularly supported by Ubuntu focal? Was it removed for Mint? Would be nice to know before I mess something up.
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Re: Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

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Use fprintd (lacks gui)

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sudo apt install fprintd libpam-fprintd
Example code for enrolling your (i) specific finger or (ii) all your fingers:

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fprintd-enroll -f left-index-finger

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for finger in {left,right}-{thumb,{index,middle,ring,little}-finger}; do sudo fprintd-enroll -f "$finger"; done 
Follow the prompt and swipe your finger across your scanner 5 times.

Finally, enable access by marking Fingerprint option with * using the spacebar key in:

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sudo pam-auth-update
Working for me in Ulyana, at both terminal and lock screen. :D
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Re: Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

Post by dimbulb1024 »

whatsis, that's for the help but you lost me at
Finally, enable access by marking Fingerprint option with * using the spacebar key in:

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sudo pam-auth-update
Not sure how I'm suppose to change the option.

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sudo pam-auth-update
doesn't give me an screen to change the option.

Update: Forgot to update a while back but did get the screen and added the change and everything is working. Thank you whatsis
Last edited by dimbulb1024 on Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

Post by Buck42 »

Thank you whatsis . I followed your step by step and now my Lenovo can run LM 20 with fingerprint reader working. :D
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Re: Fingerprint support mint 20 Ulyana

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whatsis wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:25 am
Lenovo Flex 5 14 with AMD Ryzen 5 4500, Ulyana + Kernel 5.7xx to get the external monitor working

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sudo apt install fprintd libpam-fprintd
Thanks, I did that and it installed OK.
whatsis wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:25 am

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fprintd-enroll -f left-index-finger
I did that but it returns

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list_devices failed: No devices available
Not working, what can I do?

Thanks.
Mint 20.0+Cinnamon - Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5, Ryzen 5 4500, 16GB, 500GB, Kernel 5.6/5.7/5.8 is a MUST for an external Monitor
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