I’m getting locked out of my account on my Thinkpad T560 every time I try to log in. It appears as if the fingerprint reader is failing to scan, although I am not trying to use it. I’m simply trying to log in with my password, but it fails three times very quickly before I can put the password in.
I’ve tried disabling the fingerprint reader in the UEFI as suggested in a previous post, but it makes no difference.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I’m experiencing the same issue on my Dell XPS 15 9560. If I type in the password fast enough before it locks it still works.
Actually, if you can disassemble the device unplugging the fingerprint reader from motherboard might be a solution (but also might be embedded, depends on manufacturer and models).
But want to try it in higher level, this article might work. Disallow login using a fingerprint
I guess ttys wouldn’t use your fingerprint security, there can be accessed.
Faced the exact same issue. I solved it by removing the
fprintd service with
❯ sudo pacman -R fprintd.
fprintd → No way to use the fingerprint scanner → No errors.
This only works if you don’t use the fingerprint scanner though
Worked like a charm! Thank you very much.
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