[138a:0017] Please support Validity Sensors reader

Bug #1382165 reported by Jerry Quinn on 2014-10-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libfprint (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

jlquinn@tiamat:~/fprint/libfprint$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04ca:7036 Lite-On Technology Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 138a:0017 Validity Sensors, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

This reader isn't recognized yet.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: libfprint0 1:0.5.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-37.64-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Oct 16 14:35:22 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-08 (8 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
SourcePackage: libfprint
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jerry Quinn (jlquinn) wrote :
Claude Barthels (claude-b) wrote :

I can confirm that the reader is not recognized with libfprint 1:0.5.1

There seems to be a fix here: https://github.com/ars3niy/fprint_vfs5011
However, it would be really nice if the reader would work out of the box.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libfprint (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
daniel ståhl (danne-e) wrote :

Confirmed for 1:0.6.0. The menu bar in fingerprint-gui comes up as blank and it crashes when trying to verify fingerprints.

Calin (calinuswork) wrote :

Same for 1.07 the menu bar is empty but it does not crush on registering fingerprints, unfortunately the produced reads can't be used.

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