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Linux driver for Goodix fingerprint reader 27c6:538d on Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1

Hello,

I am looking for the Linux driver of my fingerprint Goodix 27c6:538d, on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1, with Ubuntu 20.04.

I followed @DanielNTX's step-by-step script here (thank you very much!) but it doesn't solve the problem, the fingerprint login option still doesn't appear in Ubuntu paramaters / Users.

Command "cat /lib/udev/rules.d/60-libfprint-2-tod1-goodix.rules" returns :

# Goodix Fingerprint Sensor
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="538c", ATTRS{dev}=="*", TEST=="power/control", ATTR{power/control}="auto", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="538c", ENV{LIBFPRINT_DRIVER}="Goodix Fingerprint Sensor" 
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="533c", ATTRS{dev}=="*", TEST=="power/control", ATTR{power/control}="auto", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="533c", ENV{LIBFPRINT_DRIVER}="Goodix Fingerprint Sensor"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="530c", ATTRS{dev}=="*", TEST=="power/control", ATTR{power/control}="auto", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="530c", ENV{LIBFPRINT_DRIVER}="Goodix Fingerprint Sensor"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="5840", ATTRS{dev}=="*", TEST=="power/control", ATTR{power/control}="auto", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="27c6", ATTRS{idProduct}=="5840", ENV{LIBFPRINT_DRIVER}="Goodix Fingerprint Sensor"

I notice that command "lsusb" returns a different version of fingerprint reader : 27c6:538d, not listed in the list mentioned above.

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 27c6:538d Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. FingerPrint

 

Can the driver for Goodix 27c6:538d fingerprint reader be found somewhere?

 

Thanks in advance

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I think you'll find there is no support for Linux for the Goodix readers.

 

13491

Thank you for your reply. But I can see that some users found the right driver for their Goodix fingerprint reader, just not the same reference as mine (27c6:538d). Does anyone know where it can be found?

13490

You may want to contact one of the "some users".  Goodix itself has no plans for Linux support (or so they've publicly stated). 

 

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I think I don't understand your reply.

I installed some drivers (oem-somerville-melisa-meta libfprint-2-tod1-goodix oem-somerville-meta) following these instructions. It covers other Goodix fingerprint readers, just not mine. I would like the list to be extended.

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Hello there!

Same issue here...

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Experiencing the same issue in my Dell Inspiron 5405 running Pop!_OS 20.04. I roamed through so many web pages but there are no drivers for 27c6:538d.

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Hello, I`ve got the same problem on Dell Inspiron 5402.
I've tried to reinstall fprintd(which doesn't support 27c6:538d)

And also tried to use the python-validity too, but it didn't worked either

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Hello,
Same problem on my Inspiron,

27c6:538d Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. FingerPrint

 

Any update from your supplier Dell ?

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Still not working in Ubuntu

ID 27c6:538d Shenzhen Goodix

 

Dell, I really do want the convenience and security of the fingerprint reader you installed with my laptop.

 

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