Where do i get the driver for finger print recognition for Dell Vostro 3460 and how can I use my fingerprint reader for login?

Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader (USB-id: 138a:0011)

  • You could try checking this tutorial out: tuxtrix.com/2012/05/how-to-activate-validity-fingerprint.html Your model isn't listed but it seems pretty close to the ones mentioned. – sheldonk Dec 31 '12 at 4:32
  • possible duplicate of How to use Finger Print sensor? – Tom Brossman Dec 31 '12 at 8:44
  • @TomBrossman The answer for that question directs to ppa:fingerprint/fprint which doesn't support this laptop's fingerprint device (138a:0011). So it isn't a duplicate. – Eric Carvalho Dec 31 '12 at 13:33
  • @EricCarvalho I think the question is a duplicate but the answer there needs to be edited and added to. If we have separate questions for every possible fingerprint reader it'll get too fragmented. Just my opinion. – Tom Brossman Dec 31 '12 at 16:22

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop with Finger print reader from Validity sensors, Inc., But my model differs from yours (VFS301). A Reverse Engineering has been done by someone to make it work under Gnu/Linux

You can download the source code and compile to generate binary to check if this works for you. Take a look at the README file to get started.

Get code here

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