Configure FingerPrint Reader

Hardly seen on desktops but now available on a lot of laptops are fingerprint readers. It was once a pain to get them to work in linux. Thankfully things have changed and it only takes a couple commands to get up and running


Check You Have A Fingerprint Reader Installed

You can tell visually the hardware exists but to make sure linux is seeing it...



You should get an output similiar to the following



Install The PPA

Run the following 3 commands to install the software respository



Check Installation

To make sure all the modules are set up right run the following...



You should get something similiar to the following



Configure Your Fingerprint

Your all set now you need to tell the system your fingerprint, the following 2 commands set your fingerprint then it verifies it.



You should receive similiar to the following output



Anytime you need to provide your password such as login or using sudo you can now use your fingerprint!!!