#5 0483:2016 vaio variant support needed

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nobody
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2007-12-06
2007-12-06
flocchini
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from http://avilella.googlepages.com/vaiosz , "fingerprint reader" section

"Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader

G.P. has investigated this and UPEK answered:

> It is a problem of custom firmware of the fingerprint module that Sony
> required for their notebooks. This firmware needs a special key before
> calling any functions, thus Linux driver cannot access them... Only special
> version of PS QL (which has the key build-in) can work with the sensor. Sony
> does not want any other software to be able to communicate with the
> fingerprint sensor.
>
> According to our business agreement, we cannot enclose the Sony's key in our
> Linux BSP.
The windows version of the UPEK driver seems to work fine and hopefully it will not differ too much from the linux one. But it will be difficult to have this working for Linux :)"

I also have this fingerprint reader on my vaio laptop, I can help with usb dump etc if can help to support this device

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