Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498759
gnome-about-me doesn't offer to enroll fingeprints
Last modified: 2010-09-20 11:50:16 EDT
Description of problem:
gnome-about-me doesn't have any way for me to enroll my fingerprints like it should according to the docs here:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System->Preferences->About Me
no obvious way to enroll fingerprints
I've never seen what the GUI is supposed to look like, and the screenshots on the Feature page don't have any that show what it is supposed to look like, so I don't know what I'm missing. I guess there should be some kind of "Enroll Fingerprints" button or something.
Lenovo T61 w/fingerprint reader
lshal | grep Finger
info.product = 'Fingerprint Reader' (string)
usb_device.product = 'Fingerprint Reader' (string)
Output of "lshal | grep fprint"? Is authconfig listing "Fingerprint reader" as being enabled?
"lshal | grep fprint" returns nothing. Authconfig has "Enable Fingerprint Reader Support" turned on (by default).
(In reply to comment #2)
> "lshal | grep fprint" returns nothing.
I'm afraid that means that your fingerprint reader isn't support by libfprint. See http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Supported_devices and http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Unsupported_devices
> Authconfig has "Enable Fingerprint
> Reader Support" turned on (by default).
lsusb | grep Finger
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Libfprint:Supported_devices seems to indicate my fingerprint reader should be supported:
IBM ThinkPad T61 embedded 0483 2016 upekts
I'd like to point out that the actual problem was that I didn't have gdm-plugin-fingerprint installed. Nowhere in the wiki does it say that you need this package to be installed. It wasn't until I saw this thread on fedora-test-list that I knew of the need to install this package:
(In reply to comment #5)
> I'd like to point out that the actual problem was that I didn't have
> gdm-plugin-fingerprint installed. Nowhere in the wiki does it say that you
> need this package to be installed.
It's also installed by default on newer releases.
> It wasn't until I saw this thread on
> fedora-test-list that I knew of the need to install this package: