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fingerprint reader on C-7 ???

Hi all!

I just got a new (to me) used laptop (HP EliteBook 8530p) and find that
it has a fingerprint reader.

Wondering if it could be made to work for me (Centos-7) I did a lot
of googling (well, actually duck-duck-go-ing) and found a ton of hits
on either setting it up in Windoze, or others wondering if it can be
used in Linux. Some info on setting it up in Ubuntu, and a couple of
pages on setting it up in Fedora, pages that were ten years old, or so.

Found an academic paper on a group that wrote portable tools in Java
that allegedly enable it in a cross-platfor manner, but not the
software itself.

Does anyone here have any better information on if it is possible,
and if so, how?

thanks in advance!

Fred

Comments

Re: fingerprint reader on C-7 ???

By Valeri Galtsev at 11/03/2018 - 15:17

On Sat, November 3, 2018 12:48 pm, Fred Smith wrote:
You made my day! duckduckgo.com for me always!

I have fingerprint reader on my laptop, and I never configure that with my
fingerprints. If someone is evil enough, they can beat my password out of
me and walk away with my laptop and password. I don't want them walk away
with my finger to use on fingerprint reader ;-) There are other
considerations similar to using dickdickgo but not google. Stolen password
you can change. What about stolen fingerprint metrics?

Thanks again for duckduckgo!

Valeri

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Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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