Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lets forget your ubuntu passwords switch to fingerprint reder

Guys I found an interesting  post on fprint that helps all with your logins in Ubuntu.
Just follow the post in;

https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+archive/fprint

or in a nutshell
run lsusb in your Terminal and check whether your fingerprint reader has one these
     045e:00bb        05ba:0007        08ff:2580
     045e:00bc        05ba:0008        08ff:5501
     045e:00bd        05ba:000a        1162:0300
     045e:00ca        061a:0110        138a:0001
     0483:2015        08ff:1600        147e:1000
     0483:2016        08ff:2500        147e:2016

If sodo the following

1. Add this PPA to your sources:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fprint
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
2. Install the software:
     sudo apt-get install libfprint0 fprint-demo libpam-fprintd gksu-polkit

Then go to the "User Accounts" and enable fingerprint reader for your account.

All the best ..!

The most interesting thing is, for every sudo you can now sweap your finger.. and no need to type the passwords any more. :-)

for your reference here is a you-tube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtcXPXYTR-E

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