Getting the finger print reader to work

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at
Fri Mar 8 07:21:41 UTC 2019

On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 21:28 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 07/03/2019 14:13, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've actually tried that, but it blows with a "no device" or "device
> > failed"
> > message
> I get exactly the same. According to lsusb I don't have a fingerprint 
> device but it's right there on the RH side edge of the laptop. At a 
> guess I'd say it's just failing to be detected at boot time (this is a 
> new HP Envy 17t).

You sure it's not a blank?
During my research I noticed that some laptops may have a blank there and
that it's not that easy to know if it's real or not.

Checking in BIOS, if you see a checkbox to activate the fingerprint reader,
I guess it's confirmed you do have one.

Karolinska Institutet Universitetsbibliotek, UBIT
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