Getting the finger print reader to work

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Mar 7 14:57:54 UTC 2019

On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 at 14:06, Grizzly via ubuntu-users
<ubuntu-users at> wrote:

> May not be same lappy but I found this to work
> #!/bin/sh
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
> sudo apt update
> sudo apt install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui
> ;sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
> and it worked fine, I just kept forgeting which finger I use dso I gave up

Yes, that's what I did, on a Thinkpad X200.

The snag is that the reader becomes unreliable if the machine gets
warm from a lot of CPU activity, which is exactly the time I need to
``sudo -s'' to kill off a process or something, so while it was very
convenient when nothing was wrong, in times of crises when I needed it
most, it malfunctioned and I couldn't log on.

So I removed it again.

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