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Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#1 by Jack » 26 Apr 2016, 01:23

I have a Microsoft Fingerprint Reader. Can anyone tell me if it will work in Linux or even better Porteus? My son got it for me about 5 or 10 years ago I can't remember. Here is the link to it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Finge ... SwDuJWvoFK I have never use it but I did open the package to look at it.

I would like to use for my password for Porteus for login.
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 26 Apr 2016, 03:29

Forum Rules : http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=44

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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#3 by Jack » 26 Apr 2016, 03:58

In this link https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwa ... d_devices/ I found it and I mark with this "* ".

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guest@porteus:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0781:5567  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002  
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00bd  *
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
guest@porteus:~$ 
I might be able to get it to work. If I do I won't have to type in a password.
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#4 by Jack » 27 Apr 2016, 21:57

I check it on dc5750 computer and here is the output.

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guest@porteus:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0781:5581 SanDisk Corp. Ultra
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 045e:00bd Microsoft Corp. Fingerprint Reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
guest@porteus:~$ 
Since it show up to me that a good sign it might work. What do I need to look for to try and make it work? Any help will be great.
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#5 by Jack » 02 Aug 2016, 01:09

I still like to get it to work. I did find this will it need to be in the kernel? Anyone have any idea?

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Vendor 	   Product 	             USB Vendor ID 	USB Product ID 	  Driver
Microsoft 	Fingerprint Reader 	  045e 	         00bd 	            uru4000
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#6 by wread » 02 Aug 2016, 12:28

@jack
I would startlooking for a driver for that device. There is a "fprintd" in linux that should work for you. Googling you will find it. I guess you can make a Porteus module out of it....

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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#7 by Jack » 02 Aug 2016, 14:54

I found this for it
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwa ... /Download/

And this.
https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+arc ... ntu/fprint

And files.
https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+arc ... /+packages

If these is what I need to make it that would be great.
EDIT:
Here is the files I came up with.

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guest@porteus:~/Downloads/microsoft-fingerprint$ ls *.deb
fprintd_0.4.1-0ppa1~precise1_amd64.deb
gksu-polkit_0.0.3+repack1-0ppa1~trusty1_amd64.deb
libfprint0_0.6.0-git20151216-1-0ppa1~xenial1_amd64.deb
libgksu-polkit0_0.0.3+repack1-0ppa1~trusty1_amd64.deb
libpam-fprintd_0.4.1-0ppa1~precise1_amd64.deb
guest@porteus:~/Downloads/microsoft-fingerprint$ 
What do anyone think?
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Post#8 by wread » 03 Aug 2016, 00:58

@jack
Those are Debian packages and yes, download them and convert them using deb2xzm. They should work in Porteus. Try it , for shure fprintd is a daemon that should be started first, I guess with a rc.xxxx in etc. or so. Then a main application should do the rest.
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