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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-05-27, 5:24 AM

I have the same problem with this fingerprint:

 

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 04f3:0c4d Elan Microelectronics Corp. ELAN:Fingerprint

 

For ideapad 5 14iil05

 

It is well detected by the pc but there is no driver available for linux, so it is unusable. Can you put a driver online ?

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-06-03, 13:45 PM

See <https://github.com/3v1n0/libfprint>. There is a driver for the VFS0090 (138a:0090) there. Have not tried it. Looks like a replacement for libfprint. Not sure about the other pieces (fprintd and pam)

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-06-03, 23:07 PM

Downloaded an compiled (with meson ) project at <https://github.com/3v1n0/libfprint>.  There is a list of 122 supported devices which I have attached. The VFS0090 (138a:0090) is in the list. Not sure where the project stands with "official" distributions. There is a bit of a disclaimer at the start of the attachment.

 

 A bit of concern that the date on this project is 2018. I wonder why its still in the  development stage.  I have done no testing yet to see if it works.

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-06-03, 23:30 PM

 Using <https://github.com/3v1n0/libfprint>. There is an enroll sample program in the package which seems to work on my Lenovo P50 with a 138a:0090 scanner. It actually turns on the green led and scans one finger 5 times. Lots of DEBUG messages. A step forward perhaps.

 

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-06-09, 17:58 PM

Fedora 32 updated fprintd to the latest version, which requires libfprint-2.so. The previous modified version is completely unusable.

 

The situation encountered is that Could successfully make and install it, and run the enroll and verify in the examples directory. But running fprintd-enroll gave No devices available.


As of today, there is no official driver for ThinkPad T470 with 138a:0097. The third-party driver modified by the developer also failed due to the upgrade of libfprint. 

 

Need official help to merge the code from @jeffgoh, @hrenod and @nmikhailov.

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-07-25, 18:53 PM

C'mon Lenovo.

 

We are still waiting for a decent driver for Synaptics fingerprint readers. ID 06cb:0081 usb owner here (Ideapad 320-15IKB) .

 

You started selling Linux laptops but is showing no love for a simple USB fingerprint device?

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-07-26, 10:08 AM

me too. for 3 years now.

zero support.

plus the bug in ACPI thermal throttling in T480+ series: https://github.com/erpalma/throttled

 

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-09-14, 19:06 PM

Meanwhile, other features of X1 laptops are being implemented by third-party vendors(mainly Red Hat and SUSE) on Linux, and Lenovo isn't moving a finger to provide fingerprint support on other laptops...

 

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.10-More-Lenovo-Work

 

 

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-09-14, 19:55 PM

Fingerprint issue has been solved since the beginning of this year. Please download and install the latest fingerprint firmware (ONLY) through fwupdmgr. It works out of box, without any modification of latest linux.

 

@ nwildner wrote:
 

 

Meanwhile, other features of X1 laptops are being implemented by third-party vendors(mainly Red Hat and SUSE) on Linux, and Lenovo isn't moving a finger to provide fingerprint support on other laptops...

 

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.10-More-Lenovo-Work

 

 

 

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Re:Validity Fingerprint Reader Linux

2020-09-16, 15:36 PM

I'm unfamiliar with fwupdmgr. I installed it and listed devices but the fingerprint reader is not listed. It is however listed in journalctl 

 

Sep 14 11:58:06 tpad-m kernel: usb 1-9: New USB device found, idVendor=138a, idProduct=0097, bcdDevice= 1.64

Sep 14 11:58:06 tpad-m kernel: usb 1-9: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=1

 

How do I get fwupdmgr to report the fingerprint reader and how do I use it to update its firmware?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Marko

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