I installed Ubuntu Budgie 21.10 yesterday and so far I’m pretty happy with it, however I can’t get the fingerprint reader to work.
What I’ve tried:
- installing libfprint and fprintd (1.90 each) from the provided ppa (the official Ubuntu 21.10 guide says this should somehow work)
- manually installing these packages (1.94.2) from launchpad.net
I tried rebooting and adding a user with fingerprint auth after each, but to no avail. Also TLPUI showed the Goodix reader device as having no driver every time.
What I did before that may be relevant:
- I first installed Windows on this machine to update my SSD (couldn’t get the Ventoy solution to work in time). I wasn’t prompted for a fingerprint though and didn’t register one either. I did however install the driver bundle as that was needed in order to update the SSD.
- After that I installed Kubuntu and tried the same solutions as outlined above, also to no avail and I switched because it wasn’t that nice of an experience.
Can anyone help/troubleshoot with me?