Talk:How to enable the integrated fingerprint reader with ThinkFinger

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about fingerpring security or should we pay more for it?



With latest versions of GDM, PAM and ThinFinger you may experience a GDM segfault when using the Face Browser to select a user. This stops you from using the aforementioned software combination to log in to a pure tablet system. That is, you're going to need a keyboard to type the username. Please see this bug report and contribute if you can.


Hello! I have Lenovo R61i and Debian 4.0 (sid). I have done all what was in this article, but when I do:

pokorski@debian:~$ sudo tf-tool --acquire

the terminal is writing:

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

Initializing...USB device not found.

I read manuals and howtos but I can't install it on my R61i. On M$ Windows biometric reader worked correctly. Can anybody help me? Sorry for my English (I'm Polish)

- Hi, I have the same notebook, runnning ubuntu 8.04, and it seems this device isn't supported by thinkfinger, what worked for me is libfprint, the newest version. 

Intrepid Ibex

Has anyone got thinkfinger to work with pam in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex? If so, how did you configure /etc/pam.d/common_auth?