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nmikhailov
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Message 71 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

I have created a repo for initial analyzis and such: https://github.com/nmikhailov/Validity90

Also added a Gitter for chatting: https://gitter.im/Validity90/Lobby?utm_source=share-link&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=share-link

edmundlaugasson
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Message 72 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

one option would be also Riot - https://riot.im/ - it has also Ubuntu, Fedora repo

 

dbao
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Message 73 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Regarding this validity sensor, you cannot treat this as a regular fingerprint reader due to fingerprint reader activity is at chip level and closes to user. You have to treat this as a smart card reader or something similar, such as yubikey.

 

Conventional fprintd or ndiswrapper approach will never work. You at least need TLS certificate from Validity to continue.

CareF
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Message 74 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Thank you for posting this. I am also expecting the driver. 

006michael
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Message 75 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Would like to throw my support/request behind this...  Running openSUSE with Lenovo X260.  I know the HP EliteBook's use Validity and they have an RPM for linux on their website...

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_125201_1

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp62001-62500/sp62413.tar

 

Michael

dave_os
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Message 76 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Hi dbao -

Thanks for the great info.

 

If I look at the bios (I use a thinkpad x1 5th gen) i see options to delete stored fingerprints, which would support your assertion.

 

So we (well, the people looking to buikd a linux driver) need a TLS cert. Then what? Does it talk standard FIDO?

 

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see also this whitepaper: 

So you are saying it is a 'Match in Sensor' chip as defined in this whitepaper:

http://www.synaptics.com/sites/default/files/fingerprint-sensing-biometric-security.pdf

 so this is one of the new 'Match in Sensor' type chips?

 

Richard_linux
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Message 77 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Hi Lenovo!
Do you plan to release linux driver for fingerprint reader 138a:0094?

dewmax
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Message 78 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Would also love to benefit from the 138a:0097 FP on my brand new X1 carbon 5th gen (running on Arch Linux).

 

Please Lenovo, at least give some support to the community work to provide the driver.

tylerecouture
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Message 79 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Sad that I can't find a linux driver for the fingerprint reader on my Yoga 260 (device 138a:0090)

=(

ptyx
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Message 80 of 161

Re: Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

Linux community really needs a driver for those new Validity finger print readers.

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