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The fprint project aims to plug a gap in the Linux desktop: support for consumer fingerprint reader devices.

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http://linuxlandit.blogspot.com – The fprint project aims to plug a gap in the Linux desktop: support for consumer fingerprint reader devices.  fprintd is a D-Bus daemon that offers libfprint functionality over the D-Bus interprocess communication bus. By adding this daemon layer above libfprint, we solve various problems related to multiple applications simulatenously competing for fingerprint readers.  While it is not very nice to think of a daemon being necessary in this scenario, fprintd will be launched by D-Bus through the activation mechanism. This means it is launched only when needed, and additionally (HowTos)