VFS495 Fingerprint Reader: Is the driver open source?

Asked by David Auer on 2020-05-31

I'm wondering what "ubuntu certified" means in this case. From what I found so far on the internet, there is no driver for this fingerprint reader which is easy to install and can be packaged / redistributed and included in other libraries. I'd be happy if someone would proof me wrong.

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2020-08-24
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2020-08-26
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

David Auer (dreua) said : #3

To rephrase my question: What do I need to do to make this fingerprint reader work? I just tried it with Ubuntu 20.04 and it says "Could not access any fingerprint readers"

Here is a screenshot: https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/15114715/85019281-dcf84b00-b16e-11ea-87a5-f1294fe4e587.png

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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Rex Tsai (chihchun) said : #5

Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS495 Fingerprint Reader is currently not supported by libfprint, which is not enabled by Canonical.

David Auer (dreua) said : #6

Yes, that's what I was suspecting. Hence the question what the certification means or in which way this device is supported by Ubuntu/Canonical.

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) said : #7

Hi David,

The link you provided here for the fingerprint sensor just means this component belongs to a certain certified hardware, HP 640 G4 Notebook PC Laptop in this case, which is certified with 18.04. And the fingerprint sensor is in the blacklist of the 18.04 certification coverage.

You may find the detailed coverage guide here:
https://certification.canonical.com/coverage-guides/

HTH

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