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My laptop has a fingerprint reader that until 11.10 I used via thinkfinger. That package is no longer in the repositories, but I assume there’s a different package meant to support fingerprint readers in thinkfinger’s place. What is the recommended fingerprint reader package? Should I just find thinkfinger on my own and use that instead?

Here’s my reader’s lsusb output:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
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I think you have the same fingerprint reader as me. My Googling turned up this: https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+archive/fingerprint-gui It works flawlessly for me.

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sadly it appears that there’s no fingerprint reader support in the repositories, but i installed fingerprint-gui from a ppa for 12.04 and it works great! –  misterhaan Aug 3 '12 at 0:04

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