Thinkfinger on Jaunty

Johann Spies jspies at
Thu Apr 9 13:44:44 UTC 2009

Are there any plans to get Thinkfinger authentication to work on

On 8.04 it worked without a problem.  On 8.10 it work as expected on
the console, but with gdm-authentication I had to push 'enter' . In
9.04 I could not get finger authentication to work at all.


% tf-tool --verify

ThinkFinger 0.3 (
Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Timo Hoenig <thoenig at>

Initializing... done.
Please swipe your finger (successful swipes 1/1, failed swipes:
0)... done.
Result: Fingerprint does match.

So it is not a thinkfinger problem but the authentication

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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