Sayan De

Sayan De is pursuing his M.Tech in CSE. His interest area of work is Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Deep NLP, Computer Vision, Data Science, Linux, and a little bit of Website Development.

18 thoughts on “Enable FingerPrint Login in Ubuntu

  • April 19, 2021 at 9:38 PM
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    In PAM authentication i can not find fingerprint reader but in settings/user shows fingerprint options but in disabled form and after some that option got vanished from setting

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    • April 19, 2021 at 9:59 PM
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      Hey Alok, thanks for the comment. The option is there in disabled form, so you have to click on that to enable it.

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      • April 19, 2021 at 11:01 PM
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        but on my fingerprint option clicking is not working. and it is not even showing fingerprint disabled
        it just show fingerprint disable/enable not even there

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        • April 23, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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          I am also facing same issue

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        • April 29, 2021 at 2:10 AM
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          Exact same issue, I followed precisely the instructions but the “Fingerprint authentication” does not appear in the PAM settings.

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          • April 29, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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            What is your driver for Fingerprint?

        • April 29, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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          Hi guys! Same problem.

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          • April 29, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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            What is your driver for Fingerprint?

    • June 20, 2021 at 3:38 AM
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      I have the same issue. Did we just make it worse?

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  • May 5, 2021 at 1:21 AM
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    same issue
    driver is same as mentioned in the article

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    • May 5, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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      I don’t know why the problem is occurring, maybe any of the packages is no more active. So for the inconvenience.

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  • June 8, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    I am not able to see fingerprint option in settings>user even after following all the steps what to do

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  • June 10, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    I build fprint at v1.90.9 with error “fprintd/meson.build:148:8: ERROR: Problem encountered: Python3 module ‘gi.repository.FPrint’ required by test suite not found”
    How to fix this error

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  • June 20, 2021 at 3:32 AM
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    Hi I had a problem with the cairo package. It said : ImportError: No module named ‘cairo’ even after installing it. This can be solved by installing cairocffi.
    In ubuntu :
    sudo apt-get install python3-cairocffi

    Hope this helps some people with the same issue!

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  • June 20, 2021 at 3:54 AM
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    i think this tutorial only works for your specific elan sensor. I think this is not clear from the post name because I followed it for a different sensor brand and of course it doesnt work

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    • June 20, 2021 at 10:38 AM
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      Yeah, it is only for Elan drivers.

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  • June 24, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the blog, I can’t see finger print option after doing those steps. but could be able to see before uninstall fprintd.

    I’m using ubuntu 20.04

    Could you please able to help to fix this ?

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    • June 24, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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      So, why did you uninstall that?
      If you have ELAN drivers then only follow the whole steps, otherwise re-install fprintd as usual.

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