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!



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! 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 Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247