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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 12:22:50 +0000
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Moritz Rakow <moritzrakow@xxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Moritz Rakow <moritzrakow@xxxxxx> ---
In the Gnome Help it is mentioned that login via fingerprint can be configured
in the settings (not visible to me, probably because the reader is not

I installed the fingerprint packages (`fprintd`, `fprintd-pam`, `libfprint0`,
and `libfprint-examples`) from the official repo and ran the demo, but no
device could be detected.

`libfprint-examples` contains three demo programs, all of which reported "No
devices detected." `fprintd-enroll` exists with "No devices available".

So it seems to be a question of hardware support.

For me personally, missing fingerprint support is not an issue, but I tested it
because in the [QA google doc][1] it is marked as high-priority.

Secondly, we should probably update the SDB page on fingerprints, the
fingerprint yast module was [dropped in openSUSE 13.1][2] which was more than
three years ago.

I've reopened the bug because the issue is not with a missing configuration
feature in Yast, but with underlying hardware support.



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