I have a HP Pavillion dv2700 laptop with a Authentec AES2501
fingerprint reader. I have installed Fedora 13 x86_64
on my laptop using a live CD from a USB diskette (if any of that matters).
I was using my fingerprint reader without problem using Fedora's libfprint based fingerprint enrollment mechanism, until 3-4 days ago, when suddenly it stopped working. The only thing I remember having done in between the two consecutive tests of the fingerprint reader was a big update. So, I tried to correct everything myself, like degrading back some packages, but nothing works.
Then, I reinstalled Fedora 13x86_64 again using a live CD. The strange thing is that the scanner still does not work, while it was working previously.
shows that it is connected and usb-devices
shows that the scanner is there, and moreover, the scanner is working fine in Windows 7 on the same machine.
Whenever I issue the command fprintd-enroll
; it simply waits for me to scan the finger. As I scan, nothing happens and it keeps waiting. The same happens when I try to enroll fingerpint reader using the System->Preferences->About Me->Enable Fingerprint Logon.