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Goodix Fingerprint not recognised (Dell Inspiron 15 7577)


Just recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7577, and the Goodix fingerprint reader that's built into the power button doesn't work.

$ dmesg:

[    1.553810] usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=27c6, idProduct=5301
[    1.553811] usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[    1.553811] usb 1-8: Product: Goodix Fingerprint Device
[    1.553812] usb 1-8: Manufacturer: HTMicroelectronics
[    1.553813] usb 1-8: SerialNumber: HTK32

$ lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 27c6:5301 

$ lsb_release -a:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

$ uname -a:

Linux 4.10.0-37-generic #41~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 6 22:42:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Note: lsusb does not show the vendor name for some reason.
Permalink hazrpg 
October 15th, 2017 2:08am
same issue
Permalink Arnaud L 
October 31st, 2017 11:05pm

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