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”
“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”).
On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 04:26 +0000, nhawkbr wrote:
> how are this function? do you succeeded recognize the digital finger?
> 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
The YaST Plugin for Fingerprint Readers doesn’t work with the
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. :shame:
You have to enroll a finger with fprint_demo and configure PAM.
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.