01-23-2017 10:29 AM
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
02-12-2017 03:17 PM
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.
03-01-2017 12:16 AM
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...
03-04-2017 02:23 PM - edited 03-04-2017 02:44 PM
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?
see also this whitepaper:
So you are saying it is a 'Match in Sensor' chip as defined in this whitepaper:
so this is one of the new 'Match in Sensor' type chips?
03-19-2017 02:12 PM
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.