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Is there any driver for my fingerprint reader on my HP dv 1149wm laptop?

This is my device:

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 138a:0018 DigitalPersona, Inc

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closed as off topic by gertvdijk, hhlp, Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, Ringtail Jan 20 '13 at 6:16

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Bug report is here: LP Bug #827669: 138a:0018 Validity Sensors fingerprint reader not recognized. I'm voting to close this question, because bugs are off-topic as per the FAQ. – gertvdijk Jan 19 '13 at 17:22

There is currently no driver available for this device. You can find it on the unsupported hardware list of the libfprint project.

If you would really want this to get supported, I encourage you to make some logs. With those hopefully someone will take up the challenge to write a driver.

If I can find some free time, I might give it a try to write such a driver, but I don't know whether my development skills will allow me.

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