Fingerprint on Fedora 37

Hello everyone,
I’ve just install Fedora 37 on my Lenovo laptop and it is great. But I can’t find if there is a way to make the fingerprint work.
Thanks in advance.

you should be able to go into gnome settings and configure it under the “Users” tab. if it doesn’t show up though, your device might not be supported. you can check by getting the HWID of your fingerprint reader with the output of lsusb and then seeing if it’s listed here

Thanks a lot Seth.
It works on windows (I have a dual boot), but I suppose it is not supported on linux. it is not listed by lsusb.

what about lspci? and them:

  1. lifprint — Supported Devices
  2. Unsupported Devices · Wiki · libfprint / wiki · GitLab


this type of question is always best in askfedora

Thanks Héctor.
I see on the Unsupported Devices link you sent my laptop model |[27c6:55a2]|Ideapad 5.

Thanks Martin.
I will do next time.

I am also looking for this solution, to be able to use the fingerprint on my device.
My device is Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 running Fedora Linux 37 (Workstation)

lsusb detects my sensor to be ID 138a:0097 Validity Sensors, Inc.

In your earlier post you mentioned dual boot?

I have triple boot Dell laptop, and in my case
the fingerprint data is deleted when you switch OS.

Apparently it is a (very annoying) security mechanism…
So you have to decide which OS could use fingerprint
and disable it in the other OSs.

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