Is it possible to install the finger print driver in Ubuntu 18 ?

mostafa@mostafa-UX330UAK:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:58d1 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


  • Did you try to install fprintd? – Pilot6 Jun 14 '20 at 20:43

Visit Supported devices in libfrint. If your device is not supported, you can open an issue in their gitlab page to know if it can be supported and whether it is being worked on (check the current list of issues).

The 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. is supported.


Your fingerprint scanner is supported by libfprint.

Most likely it should work without any effort on Ubuntu 20.04.

There is no "Ubuntu 18" release.

  • I upgraded my Ubuntu to Ubuntu 20 and I added my index fingerprint but when I scan my finger I can't login ! – mostafa Jun 14 '20 at 21:31
  • There is no Ubuntu 18 or 20, it is not like Windows. Regarding login it is another issue. – Pilot6 Jun 14 '20 at 21:52

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