I can’t seem to add fingerprints to a user account in Fedora. Do I need to do anything to enable it? I haven’t installed any other OS’s onto this machine, but the fingerprint reader has never been recognized. Any ideas?
@Steve_Spanjers, I am not at all familiar with Fedora, though one thing to check is the setting to enable the fingerprint reader in the UEFI (bios) settings. I could not get the reader recognized until I stumbled across that UEFI setting the other day and set it to enabled and now I’ve got it working.
I originally wasn’t going to set up the fingerprint reader but gave in when reading an Arch linux info page and gave it a try. It wasn’t until about 3 weeks after that attempt that it finally worked after I found the bios setting.
Edit: The setting is under the “Security” tab > expand the “IO Interface” option down the page a bit, and it will be in that dropdown option.
Using Fedora now and the fingerprint reader with no issue. I’m not on GNOME but KDE. I was able to enroll my fingerprint in settings.
@yetiman_64 I checked my BIOS settings, and it says enabled. Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn’t thought to check there.
@GhostLegion, I’m using GNOME, so maybe not the same, but what page in settings did you use?
It should work out of the box and be configurable in the
Users tab of your system settings:
Though it might be that your FP reader is faulty. What does
lsusb print? There should be a device called
Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. Goodix USB2.0 MISC:
Also you can check the status of fprintd with
systemctl status fprintd:
lsusb is showing the reader (Goodix USB2.0 MISC)
fprintd is not running. I can start it, but it only stays running for 30s or so before it goes inactive. journalctl as a few long errors, but none that made much sense to me (JS ERROR: gio.DBusError)
Can you post the full error? You can get it with
journalctl -u fprintd.service -p4
You can also try to configure fingerprint login using the terminal with
fprintd-enroll. It should also throw an error if no suitable hardware can be found.
dnf list --installed *fprint* print?
fprintd-enroll worked in terminal; it gave me an enroll completed message for the right index finger.
Installed fprintd packages are identical to your screenshot
Nothing out of the ordinary. Does
fprintd-verify work? How do your user settings look like (screenshot in my previous post)? Your fingerprint should be configured. Keep in mind that the first login after a fresh boot does still require your password to unlock your keyring. That’s by design though.
Looking more into it, I’m getting a message saying “Deleted stored finger 7 for user **** as it is unknown”
Perhaps I’m in need of coffee here, but is this the current Fedora 37 or still 36? I ask as it works fine in 37 under users.
I’m also in need of coffee, lol. This is fedora 37. I do have it joined to an AD domain, I’m not sure how many domain settings are inherited from AD. I wasn’t able to see any different in fedora 36 though either.
I would use the solution in this post and see if it helps:
When you said you were in AD, I started to think it may be this issue with the Linux and Windows drivers fighting over a fully-functioning) print reader
I tried the fprint clear storage, seemed to execute properly but still no joy. Must be an AD setting; I seem to remember some of our windows laptops had the same problem. Must not have something set right in the group policy.