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[Bug 1040206] Fingerprint reader is detected in Yast's Hardware Information, but cannot be configured anywhere. (ThinkPad L430)
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  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 10:35:26 +0000
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http://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1040206
http://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1040206#c1

Stefan Hundhammer <shundhammer@xxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Priority|P5 - None |P4 - Low
Status|NEW |RESOLVED
Resolution|--- |FEATURE
Severity|Normal |Enhancement

--- Comment #1 from Stefan Hundhammer <shundhammer@xxxxxxxx> ---
There is not a YaST module for everything.

Having said that, we used to have a yast2-fingerprint-reader module, but it was
dropped 4 years ago (I asked my team mates around here, but so far I have not
received an answer why).

https://github.com/yast/yast-fingerprint-reader

There is some documentation in our SDB about this topic:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Using_fingerprint_authentication

Please notice that the part about that YaST module is now outdated.



While I would also welcome good support on Linux for the fingerprint reader on
my Lenovo laptop, its use unfortunately pretty limited: Unlike on Windows, it
does not take care of the complete login process, it can merely be a substitute
for entering the password. The underlying back-end software appears to be
somewhat limiting.


There is a package fingerprint-gui, but I have not tried that yet, so I cannot
comment how useful it is or how well it works. You could give it a try.

Bringing back YaST support for that hardware would be a feature request;
marking this bug as such.

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