Fprint and fingerprint gui not working

by Aditya Shah   Last Updated October 09, 2019 15:02 PM

I have a lenovo ideapad520 and I want to login through the finger print reader in Ubuntu 18.04. I tried installing both fprintd and fingerprint gui but both of them shows as no devices available.

I would be glad if someone can help me out

[email protected]:~$ fprintd-enroll
list_devices failed: No devices available
[email protected]:~$

This is my output for lsusb:

[email protected]:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 5986:210e Acer, Inc
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 06cb:0081 Synaptics, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[email protected]:~$



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