Fingerprint auth anyone? [SOLVED]

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Fingerprint auth anyone? [SOLVED]

Postby Cory » 26 Jun 2019 22:52

Hi all,

Switching from an old SolydK to SolydX 9 64-bit (I better like the simple XFCE interface) on my laptop, I stumble upon not being able to use the fingerprint reader like I used to. No support out-of-the-box, although I cannot recall if I had to make any hard modification under KDE. IIRC (it's a few years since...) getting it to work was fairly easy and straightforward.
But not so under SolydX / Gnome...

BTW my laptop's inxi -Fxz reads:

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System:    Host: d830 Kernel: 4.9.0-9-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.30) Distro: SolydX 9 64-bit
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Precision M4300
           Mobo: Dell model: 0GU095 BIOS: Dell v: A17 date: 06/19/2013
Battery    BAT0: charge: 20.7 Wh 94.6% condition: 21.9/78.0 Wh (28%)
           model: Sanyo DELL RW2208 status: Charging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7800 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10373
           clock speeds: max: 2601 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86GLM [Quadro FX 360M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV86
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-9-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection
           driver: iwl4965 v: in-tree: bus-ID: 0c:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (3.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 16G used: 5.8G (39%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 98G used: 155M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 64.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 170 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 642.1/3954.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.5 

Links for fingerprint reader support point to FPrint on launchpad, where I see the maintainer has recently placed new versions.

My fingerprint reader is supported, as lsusb shows:

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...
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0483:2016 STMicroelectronics Fingerprint Reader
...
However ... adding the repository ends in an error. Hence no fingerprint package install either.

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gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpq8ovl97c/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpq8ovl97c/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key EFD5FA852F20733F: public key "Launchpad fprint" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
Ign:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Ign:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan InRelease
Hit:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release                             
Hit:5 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease                     
Ign:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan Release 
Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Hit:10 https://repository.solydxk.com solydxk-9 InRelease                     
Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Err:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main all Packages
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu eoan Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ubuntu/dists/eoan/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Yes I know it warns about being potentially dangerous. I don't care - not in this case anyway.

What am I doing wrong here? Broken repo? No 64-bit version?

Any help, corrections, pointers appreciated!
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Re: Fingerprint auth anyone?

Postby kurotsugi » 27 Jun 2019 11:39

can you tell us your repo entry?

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Re: Fingerprint auth anyone?

Postby Cory » 27 Jun 2019 19:23

kurotsugi wrote:
27 Jun 2019 11:39
can you tell us your repo entry?
Please excuse my ignorance. This silly me forgot to include this.
Now inserted in original post.
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Re: Fingerprint auth anyone?

Postby ilu » 28 Jun 2019 00:03

Cory wrote:
26 Jun 2019 22:52
The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fi ... gui/ubuntu eoan Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fingerprint-gui/ ubuntu/dists/eoan/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
Are you sure that's the right repo adress? Well obviously it's not, otherwise no 404. Up until http://ppa.launchpad.net/fingerprint/fi ... ntu/dists/ everything's ok. "eoan" looks weird though.

Edit: Ugh, so you are saying "eoan" is really a word? I obviously need to catch up on Ubuntu naming weirdness.
Anyway, as kurotsugi said, the same version 0.7 is in the debian repos.

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Re: Fingerprint auth anyone?

Postby kurotsugi » 28 Jun 2019 02:12

well...I still don't see the repo list. anyway, ilu is right. eoan haven't exist in that ppa yet. the latest branch is disco dingo. fprint seems exist in the repo. is there any reason to use the ppa version instead?

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Re: Fingerprint auth anyone?

Postby Cory » 28 Jun 2019 15:24

Well ... I stand corrected. Once more, obviously I'm hard at learning :oops:

Thank you, @ilu and @kurotsugi!

Half asleep back then, I cannot quite recall but I followed what's on "packages are available at ...".
The PPA specifies this "eoan" version name, which I did not immediately recognize but "skipped that for the moment" - how wrong that is! If it does not look right, double-check!

The Quick Installation Guide provided at the link is clear enough - with the only remark that adding the PPA is not at all necessary when the packages are already in the repository. To kick in an open door: it's always good practice to check the version, though.

So once I installed...
libfprintd
libfprint0
libpam-fprintd
... and ...
fprint-demo (*)
... biometric authentication is available now.

(*) Technically not necessary but provides a GUI where one can select, enroll and test multiple fingers
(*) Side-note: the application's filename is 'fprint_demo' (?)
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