Fingerprint sensor vfs495

Hello, new manjaro user here. I have installed manjaro at an HP elitebook 840 G2. Everything works fine except the fingerprint sensor.

I have followed the wiki page of arch linux about the fingerprint-gui and installed the aur package. Also i added my user account at the mentioned groups but again my fingerprint sensor is not recognized.

Is there any way to make it work? the sensor is 138a:003f - Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS495 Fingerprint Reader


I think you you need the fprintd-vfs_proprietary installed along with the aur vfs495-daemon.

can you guide me how to do that? i have just to install these 2 packages? does it need any other config?

edit: when i try to install fprintd-vfs_proprietary it removes the fingerprint-gui. Is that a normal behavior?

I have a different proprietary validity sensor, so I cannot guide you but:

It probaly removes fingerprint gui because it relies on fprintd which is being replaced by the proprietary one. You don’t need fingerprint gui.
I use these commands to enroll fingers without the gui:
[ Enroll, Verify ]

fprintd-enroll -f “right-index-finger” “$USER”

fprintd-verify -f “right-index-finger” “$USER”

fprintd-enroll -f “right-ring-finger” “$USER”

fprintd-verify -f “right-ring-finger” “$USER”



thanks for the info! i got the following error while i am trying to install the fprint vfs : ==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg…
openssl-0.9.8zh.tar.gz … FAILED (unknown public key D5E9E43F7DF9EE8C)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
Failed to build openssl098

is there any way to get a workaround for openssl package?

No idea, you might have to search for an answer