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Old 12-01-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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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
Old 12-01-2009, 02:39 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help but it looks like my fingerprint reader is not recognized by Fedora.

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


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