[06cb:009a] Validity / Synaptic driver request

Bug #1809425 reported by Alexander Kallenbach on 2018-12-21
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libfprint (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


On Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen and many other laptops there is a Validity fingerprint sensor with id [06cb:009a]. It is not in the supported drivers list, but I would love to see it amongst the supported ones.

Here is a list with some of the models using this sensor:


Someone already began the process of reverse engineering the driver:


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: libfprint0 1:0.8.2-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-13.14-generic 4.18.17
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri Dec 21 10:25:44 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-11-30 (20 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.3)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: libfprint
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in libfprint (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michel-Ekimia (michel.ekimia) wrote :

Just to say similar 06cb:00a8 is also on Clevo N151ZU

Giovanni Caligaris (junocomp) wrote :

Any progress? I also have a N151ZU

Changed in libfprint (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Giovanni Caligaris (junocomp) wrote :

I open an issue here for those who want help.


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