Is it possible Fingerprint GUI on OSX?

bautzen at
Fri Aug 26 05:23:28 PDT 2011

Hi to all, I'm completely a newbie in the world of "code", but I would like
to ask here (where the dreams become project!!!) some information and (when
possible) an Help. 
First of all sorry for my really bad English!!!!

I have a mac (not real, I have not enough money!!) on my great (but old)
notebook: HP NC6400 (intel version)  running SL 10.6.7, Windows XP, and
Ubuntu 11.04. All works fine without problems. 

I would like to know if it could be possibile to enable the fingerprint
scanner under OSX. I know about UPEK Truesuite/protectorSuite for OSX, but
the driver inside the app is designed ONLY for 2 or 3 last USB stick with
Thomson CHIP on board. Mine is an old 

(extract from Everest)
Device Properties:
Driver Description AuthenTec Inc. AES2501A
Driver Date 28/08/2007
Driver Version
Driver Provider AuthenTec, Inc.
INF File oem25.inf
Hardware ID USB\Vid_08ff&Pid_2580&Rev_0623
Location Information Fingerprint Sensor

Under System Profiler it has recognized correctly as:
DeviceID: 0x2580 (9600 in Decimal)
VendorID: 0x08FF (2303 in Decimal)

Because it's not possible to modify UPEK TrueSuite (not open-source),
seraching in Internet I have found only one post of a man that "recompile"
fprint (for Linux) and fingerprint GUI  under OSX 10.5.6 with a great
success. He wasn't able to integrated  all for OSX boot Authentication
(something related to /etc/Authentication). For reference I post the link to
the mailling list

Other link are:
fprint project: HERE 
Fingerprint GUI: HERE 

Under Linux Ubuntu 11.04 the FingerPrint GUI works really great on the HP

That's all

I hope to find someone interested on this "dream" and could make some
experiment. I will be glad to test ALL



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