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    Default How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 fingerprint reader into openSUSE 11?

    Problem: Fingerprint reader should be used as an alternating authentification during login.

    What I did and that works fine:
    1st: add software repository Index of /repositories/home:/dgege/openSUSE_Factory
    2nd: install software packages: search for fprint and install the software packages "fprint_demo", "libfprint" and "pam_fprint"
    3rd: start the fprint_demo (type fprint_demo into a terminal), scanner works, enroll, verify, identify works fine

    Now the problem: The description here doesn't work
    Using Fingerprint Authentication - openSUSE
    "Procedure: Registering a Fingerprint"
    til point
    "On the Plug-Ins tab, select the fingerprint entry and click Launch to open the Fingerprint Configuration dialog."
    I get a error message that fingerprint couldn't captured immediately (german "Konnte Fingerabdruck nicht erfassen").

    After that I inserted the line
    Code:
    auth sufficient pam_fprint.so
    at file /etc/pam.d/common-auth

    Now I have got the same problem like described at the last posting here.
    Quote Originally Posted by TioDuke
    after a reboot, it does not seem to be able to recognize my fingerprint and when I enter the password it asks again for my fingerprint.
    Any hints?

    TIA, Ron.

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    Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    Hello.

    how are this function? do you succeeded recognize the digital finger?
    thanks.

    Samuel Rios Carvalho

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    Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 04:26 +0000, nhawkbr wrote:
    > Hello.
    >
    > how are this function? do you succeeded recognize the digital finger?
    > thanks.
    >
    > Samuel Rios Carvalho
    >
    >


    My own expericence with this fingerprint scanner is that it is
    WAY to sensitive. I did get the fprint test program to recognize
    a finger ONCE after storing a pattern, but it took many, many, many,
    many, many, many tries (let's say 50-100 tries).

    For this reason, it's not worthwhile at this time to use that
    scanner IMHO.



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    Talking Re: Authentec AES2501 Fingerprint Reader way to sensitive?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 04:26 +0000, nhawkbr wrote:
    > Hello.
    >
    > how are this function? do you succeeded recognize the digital finger?
    > thanks.
    >
    > Samuel Rios Carvalho
    >
    >


    My own expericence with this fingerprint scanner is that it is
    WAY to sensitive. I did get the fprint test program to recognize
    a finger ONCE after storing a pattern, but it took many, many, many,
    many, many, many tries (let's say 50-100 tries).

    For this reason, it's not worthwhile at this time to use that
    scanner IMHO.
    I've got that fingerprint reader, too and the recognization is good, but the technique how you scan the finger is a little bit tricky:

    1. I place my whole hand on the notebook with the index finger on the scanner
    2. Then I slide down and rotate the fingertip a bit more towards the scanner and a bit into the notch.

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    Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonFein View Post
    How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 fingerprint reader into openSUSE 11?

    Problem: Fingerprint reader should be used as an alternating authentification during login.

    What I did and that works fine:
    1st: add software repository Index of /repositories/home:/dgege/openSUSE_Factory
    2nd: install software packages: search for fprint and install the software packages "fprint_demo", "libfprint" and "pam_fprint"
    3rd: start the fprint_demo (type fprint_demo into a terminal), scanner works, enroll, verify, identify works fine

    Now the problem: The description here doesn't work
    Using Fingerprint Authentication - openSUSE
    "Procedure: Registering a Fingerprint"
    til point
    "On the Plug-Ins tab, select the fingerprint entry and click Launch to open the Fingerprint Configuration dialog."
    I get a error message that fingerprint couldn't captured immediately (german "Konnte Fingerabdruck nicht erfassen").
    The YaST Plugin for Fingerprint Readers doesn't work with the
    Authentec AES2501,
    i think this is only for the UPEK/SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader (USB ID 0483:2016).
    I tried the same way as you and failed.
    You have to enroll a finger with fprint_demo and configure PAM.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonFein View Post
    After that I inserted the line
    Code:
    auth sufficient pam_fprint.so
    at file /etc/pam.d/common-auth

    Now I have got the same problem like described at the last posting here.


    Any hints?

    TIA, Ron.
    I just can't understand why this isn't working. I've inserted the same lines as those described in your link,
    because a only want to use fingerprint authentification on KDE login, too.

    Maybe you've made the same mistake like me. I've had installed two drivers the libfprint stuff and the the thinkfinger driver.
    Then fprint_demo is able to recognize fingerprints,
    but the when you login or do something else where a password is needed there's no prompt to enroll a finger.

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    Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    I followed the guidelines here

    Opensuse 10.3 on Toshiba Portege R500 LoBlog

    with minor modification. Fingerprint scanner worked first time. (Machine is HP Pavilion dv9572ea with Authentec AES2501).

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    On openSUSE 11.1 it's no way easier.
    You just have to install the programms
    libfprint and fprint_demo (maybe pam_fprint, too)
    and than you can do it with YaST.

    Unfortunately there's no infobox, if login
    by fingerprint fails, but it works well.

  8. Default Re: How to integrate Authentec Aes2501 Fingerprint Reader?

    the same problem i want to ask. thanks for others'answers. good post. my friends.

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