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Athaa 12-01-2009 01:23 AM

Fingerprint reader not working
 
I am using Fedora 12 on my Laptop, Dell M6400, and want to enable the fingerprint reader. If I go to System => Preferences => About me I can't see any option to enable the fingerprint reader. The hardware is working under Windows

Didier Spaier 12-01-2009 03:39 AM

In Linux it can work if PAM is installed. I don't not know if this is the case for fedora 12, I am Slackware user.

I saw a report of somebody having it working on an other Dell model with Debian Lenny distribution though, see here.

Athaa 12-01-2009 05:23 AM

Thanks for your help but it looks like my fingerprint reader is not recognized by Fedora.
fprintd-enroll

** ERROR **: list_devices failed: No devices available
aborting...


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