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fingerprint reader for Dell XPS 15 9650

asked 2018-01-24 18:06:28 -0500

TheBigDuck gravatar image

updated 2018-01-25 10:02:14 -0500

I have a Dell XPS 15 9650.

Installed Fedora 27 (working fine, thankyouverymuch).

The unit has a fingerprint reader, but I don't see where in GNOME I enroll my fingers.

When I tested to see if I had fprint installed, and it seems I do.

$ grep fprint /etc/pam.d/*
/etc/pam.d/fingerprint-auth:auth        sufficient
/etc/pam.d/fingerprint-auth-ac:auth        sufficient
/etc/pam.d/system-auth:auth        sufficient
/etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac:auth        sufficient

I have read the wikipage and looked in a few different places, but no dice.

Thank you in advance.

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You're probably missing drivers. If your fingerprint reader is a VFS7552 (183a:0091), then it's far from working

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-01-25 07:08:34 -0500 )edit

how can I see which fingerprint reader the Dell XPS 15 9650 uses?

TheBigDuck gravatar imageTheBigDuck ( 2018-01-25 10:02:57 -0500 )edit

I did some searching with laptop model first, but having the hardware, you can use lsusb.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-01-26 06:01:17 -0500 )edit

I'm not a GNOME user, but the docs I found said it was located in the user settings under the upper right menu.

Mordoc gravatar imageMordoc ( 2018-01-27 00:27:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-07 01:19:07 -0500

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Sadly, 'lsusb' results in a "read 'em and weep" situation...

[hbeck@fedoraxps ~]$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 138a:0091 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS7552 Touch Fingerprint Sensor

Thanks for the heads up anyway....

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