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Old 08-07-2009, 05:26 AM   #1
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Fingerprint reader not working on HP Pavilion dv6-1116tx + Fedora core 11

Fingerprint reader on my HP Pavilion dv6-1116tx not working. Here is what I have so far -

1. all fprint* packages installed (fprintd-delete, fprintd-enroll fprintd-verify, fprint_demo, fprintd-list)

2. pam_fprint_enroll installed

When I run 'pam_fprint_enroll' it does not detect any hardware device.

# pam_fprint_enroll
This program will enroll your finger, unconditionally overwriting any selected print that was enrolled previously. If you want to continue, press enter, otherwise hit Ctrl+C

No devices detected.

3. authconfig installed

4. output from 'lsusb | grep Fingerprint' -

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 138a:0001 DigitalPersona, Inc Fingeprint Reader

It seems driver fails to detect the hardware. I downloaded "libfprint-0.1.0-pre2" and after going over the website, found that "uru4000" driver now controls this device on linux.

Running configure as follows did not build the driver --

./configure --with-drivers=uru4000

Should not this driver get automatically installed with libfprint? Also, is this the right procedure to built the driver from source code?

- John


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