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How can I use the fingerprint reader on my HP DV6-3049TX?

I've tried it with some software (please edit so we know what you've tried) but it just says "No device".

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Please append the post with the output of lspci and lsusb so we can see what the fingerprint reader we're dealing with here is. – Oli Mar 4 '11 at 12:06
What is the make of the fingerprint reader (eg. 'Validity')? What software is used to make it work on Windows (eg. 'Digital Persona')? – dv3500ea Mar 4 '11 at 12:06

There's a similar question asked here:

How can I use my fingerprint reader?

This comment: FPrint - points out a software that could help you, it has a list of supported devices, but aparently your laptop is not in the list. Nonetheless I would give it a try

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try this:

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – stephenmyall Aug 15 '12 at 10:00

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