I bought a USB fingerprint scanner similar to this one, which works fine on windows.

But I haven't been able to make it work on Ubuntu. fprint-demo can't 'find' it, nor can fingerprint GUI, although I can see the device: Elan Microelectronics Corp.

How can I solve this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

P.s. I know some people have asked the same thing, because I've been searching these forums for hours, but nothing seems to work

  • The available tools you mentioned support a narrow range of devices. Those devices are listed in their PPAs pages. – GabrielaGarcia Oct 18 '18 at 12:05

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