Dell XPS M1530 fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 9.04!!!
Ubuntu 9.04 has got to be the best Ubuntu version so far for the Dell XPS M1530 as all the hardware works out of the box. Here are the steps for getting the fingerprint reader to work :
Add the key by typing in the terminal:
Now add the PPA repositories to your source.list (/etc/apt/source.list):
Test the Driver
Now the driver is installed and should be working.
To acquire your fingerprint use:
To verify your fingerprint use:
Try it as root if it doesn’t work.
Configuring PAM to use ThinkFinger
You don’t need to edit anything on Ubuntu 9.04, just type in the terminal:
Now we are ready to add users to thinkfinger. You can add a fingerprint for a user with:
If you would like to use thinkfinger for su, you have to enroll the fingerprint for root user with: