How to setup fingerprint lock in Ubuntu

You need the fingerprint-guipackage, its installation is described at Fingerprint GUI launchpad page and reproduced below:
  1. Add PP and install fingerprint-gui and other required packages
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui
    
  2. Log out of your session and log back in.
  3. Launch “Fingerprint GUI” and enrol your fingerprints.

Thanks.........
How to setup fingerprint lock in Ubuntu How to setup fingerprint lock in Ubuntu Reviewed by Sumit Bishnoi on November 20, 2017 Rating: 5

16 comments:

  1. finerprint-gui is unable to find my device, Bus 001 Device 005: ID 138a:00a6 Validity Sensors, Inc.

    fingerprint-gui doesnt support -- 138a:00a6 ID sensor.
    Please help no one has a solution for this over the internet

    ReplyDelete
  2. no device found in dell inspiron 13 7000

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Make sure you connected the device properly or your PC has recognized the device

      Delete
    2. i have this issue "no device found" , i don't know how to fix it

      Delete
    3. Sorry for the inconvenience caused but here are the few things you can try to solve your problem:

      1. Try upgrading you Fingerprint driver software.
      2. Try replacing your current fingerprint scanner device.
      3. Make sure that your device manufacturer had made driver for fingerprint scanner for Ubuntu. You can know this by visiting you device manufacturer website. If driver is available there download it and install.

      Hopefully it will work for you...........

      Delete
  3. fingerprint-gui and fprint-demo both are unable to find my device: ID 138a:00ab Validity Sensors, Inc. Any solution ?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Does not work for vivobook-15-asus-laptop-x507uf

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please repeat the process and follow all the steps strictly as suggested in tutorial

      Delete
  5. it is asking for password and i am unable to entr it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please try rentering the password and make sure you entered the correct password

      Delete
  6. how do i uninstall the app?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Use this command
      sudo apt-get remove fingerprint-gui

      Thanks :-)

      Delete
  7. When i try to Scan the finger, it tells me:

    ERROR,
    Couldn't find fingerprint device.
    Permission problem? (yes, with a question mark)

    I have dell veloster laptop with build-in fingerprint scanner. Any ideas?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Please check whether your device has recognized the device or not...
    If you have in-build fingerprint device then only possible reason could be some permission issues...
    But if you attached external fingerprint scanner then make sure you have installed its drivers if req. and your PC has recognized it...
    Thanks...

    ReplyDelete

Powered by Blogger.