Packages for Fingerprint GUI (http://www.ullrich-online.cc/fingerprint/) for Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 17.10, 18.04 and any distribution based thereupon
Supported readers (run command lsusb to find out the ID of your reader)
045e:00bb 08ff:1683 08ff:2660 08ff:268f 147e:2020 045e:00bc 08ff:1684 08ff:2680 08ff:2691 147e:3001 045e:00bd 08ff:1685 08ff:2681 08ff:2810 1c7a:0603 045e:00ca 08ff:1686 08ff:2682 08ff:5501 0483:2015 08ff:1687 08ff:2683 08ff:5731 0483:2016 08ff:1688 08ff:2684 138a:0001 04f3:0907 08ff:1689 08ff:2685 138a:0005 05ba:0007 08ff:168a 08ff:2686 138a:0008 05ba:0008 08ff:168b 08ff:2687 138a:0010 05ba:000a 08ff:168c 08ff:2688 138a:0011 061a:0110 08ff:168d 08ff:2689 138a:0017 08ff:1600 08ff:168e 08ff:268a 138a:0018 08ff:1660 08ff:168f 08ff:268b 138a:0050 08ff:1680 08ff:2500 08ff:268c 147e:1000 08ff:1681 08ff:2550 08ff:268d 147e:1001 08ff:1682 08ff:2580 08ff:268e 147e:2016
0483:2015 147e:1003 147e:3000
0483:2016 147e:2015 147e:3001
147e:1000 147e:2016 147e:5002
147e:1001 147e:2020 147e:5003
- First of all, if you have installed Fingerprint GUI manually before, get rid of it completely. Remove all binaries, shared libraries, any other files and undo all the changes you have made to your system config files (especially to files under /etc/pam.d/).
Add this PPA to your sources:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
sudo apt-get update
Install the packages:
sudo apt-get install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui
Log out of your session and log back in (we need the new session defaults to be picked up).
After installation launch “Fingerprint GUI” and enrol your fingerprints.
That should be all you need to do!
Try locking your screen, logging out and in, sudo in terminal and running graphical apps requiring root privileges.
GNOME users: The package policykit-1-fingerprint-gui replaces GNOME’s standard PolicyKit daemon (contained in package policykit-1-gnome). However, when you decide to uninstall Fingerprint GUI (and hence remove policykit-1-fingerprint-gui), policykit-1-gnome will not get automatically installed back, hence there won’t be any PolicyKit daemon in the system, and APT will try to remove all the packages that depend on it. Therefore, if you want to remove Fingerprint GUI, make sure you install policykit-1-gnome back first.
sudo apt-get install policykit-1-gnome
sudo apt-get remove fingerprint-gui
KDE SC users: The above instructions for GNOME users apply to you as well, just replace “policykit-1-gnome” by “polkit-kde-1” throughout the text.
Note for KDE SC users
Please note that Fingerprint GUI doesn’t work with kdm and kscreensaver because of a bug in these applications (see https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105631).
Note for Lubuntu users
lxdm does not properly support alternative authentication methods in the PAM stack. If you want to use fingerprint-gui with Lubuntu, you should install lightdm and lightdm-gtk-greeter.
If something doesn’t work as you expect, you can try one of the following steps:
• In terminal run “sudo pam-auth-update”. Make sure that the PAM profile called “Fingerprint authentication by Fingerprint GUI” is on top of the list and active. Otherwise, you may try resetting your PAM to system defaults with “sudo pam-auth-update –force”.
• Check /var/log/auth.log for any clues. Fingerprint GUI is set up to run in debugging mode by default.
Bugs & Contact
If you think you have found a bug in the programme itself, the best way to report it is through the upstream forums at http://home.ullrich-online.cc/fingerprint/Forum/ .
For issues with the packaging contact the package maintainer: https://launchpad.net/~jurenka