Setting up fingerprint reader is clunky

Bug #1024186 reported by Joonas Saarinen on 2012-07-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There seems to be no easy way to set up a fingerprint reader (in this case, aes2501). According to an older tutorial* there should be an option in the User Accounts window to set it up, but something like that was not present in my 12.04 installation.

Anyway, I ended up doing manually:
1) sudo apt-get install libfprint0 libpam-fprint
2) pam_fprint_enroll
3) sudo pam-auth-update

Not that hard actually, but as the drivers from the fprint project seem to work quite well, having a straightforward graphical configuration would be the icing on the cake.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 13 06:25:15 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
 deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu5
 indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2

Joonas Saarinen (jza) wrote :

fprintd is now installed by default, so we can close this

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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