Missing Drivers for Fingerprint Device 06cb:009a - Feedback on the Lenovo ThinkPad L480

Asked by Kiran B Chand

The device is marked as certified for Ubuntu. However, from the last two years, the device do not have a driver for the finger print device from Synaptics. How will then this be a certified device for Linux/Ubuntu? I paid hard earned money believing everything will work just fine. Either provide what you claim or I need my money back to buy something from Dell, which has what they claim. Please work on it. Drivers for windows is already in place, why just ignore Linux?

Every time I try to configure the device it says can not find a fingerprnit reader and to contact admin. However, command lsusb lists the device.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 06cb:009a Synaptics, Inc

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :

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Kiran B Chand (r0b-o) said :

Hi Team,

Please RE-OPEN this issue as this is not yet resolved for me.


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Jeff Lane  (bladernr) said :

Please refer to the attached FAQ. Finger print readers are largely unsupported on Linux in general. Some of them can be hacked to work, most cannot. Also, there have been four bugs so far asking for work on the driver for this reader. See this launchpad link for those bugs I could find.

FAQ #2217: “Fingerprint Readers not supported”.

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