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Thread: USB Fingerprint Mouse problem

  1. #1
    giulio78 NNTP User

    Default USB Fingerprint Mouse problem

    Hi!
    I own a cheap USB mouse with fingerprint sensor called "tx 3D Optical Biomouse", I would like to use it with openSuse 11.1 but I have some problems.

    (Another manufacter of this product is Ritech)



    My kernel is:
    Code:
    Linux 2.6.27.21-0.1-pae #1 SMP 2009-03-31 14:50:44 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    lsusb detects device as:
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
    (it is listed in Supported devices - fprint project , vendor USB is different but I think it should work)

    When I enroll finger in User Management I receive the following error
    Code:
    upekts:error [read_msg] non-zero bytes in cmd response
    upekts:error [read_msg28] expected response, got -1 seq=20
    upekts:error [read_msg] non-zero bytes in cmd response
    upekts:error [read_msg28] expected response, got -1 seq=30
    fp:error [fp_enroll_finger_img] enroll failed with code -71
    I tried to install fprint_demo, it returns:
    Device: UPEK Touchstrip
    Status: Device ready for use
    Driver: upekts
    Non-imaging device

    Driver is correct (I know this mouse includes a biometric coprocessor) and it seems to be recognized but when I enroll finger I receive the error -71 again

    I tried to install and use Thinkfinger but it doesn't work too:
    Code:
    # tf-tool --acquire
    
    ThinkFinger 0.3 (http://thinkfinger.sourceforge.net/)
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Timo Hoenig <thoenig@suse.de>
    
    Initializing... done.
    Could not acquire fingerprint (communication with fingerprint reader failed).
    Any ideas? Please can you help me?

    Thank you.
    Giulio

  2. #2
    AdamWill NNTP User

    Default Re: USB Fingerprint Mouse problem

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500460

    there's an explanation and patch there.

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