On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 00:56 +0000, lars25700 wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> the only issue I am facing is that the fingerprint reader is not
> Actually, it is working because it acquires the fingerprints like it
> should and does apparently save them to the right files. I can even add
> my own to the associated plugin on my user profile.
> Yet I can’t use the feature to authenticate in any way. I always have
> to enter the password instead of swiping my finger.
> HERE A BIT OF DATA:
> Machine: IBM ThinkPad T43
> OS: OpenSuSE 11.0
> Reader: SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
> Although it is not more than luxury, any help would be highly
> appreciated. If you need more info to determine the problem don’t
> hesitate to ask.
The SGS reader is VERY sensitive. Keep swiping… and I mean A LOT,
eventually, it make get recognized as a match (I’ve actually gotten
a match). However, 1 our of 1000 times does make the device rather
useless. The fingerprint reader on Dell’s works better.
With that said, they’re pretty insecure. May be awhile yet before
we have reliable biometric identification… and even then
it may be an implant of sorts.