Fingerprint Reader

Hello world, I think this is one of my first post if not the first. First, good to be here. Second, my question would be, I'd like to get my fingerprint working. I am using the gnome version on my #Lenovo #Thinkpad #X1 #Carbon. Long story short, I activated the fingerprint reader via gnome settings. The sad part is, that only works for logging into the computer not for the root system. Sadly that means that everytime I'd like to install a software or remove another one, technically administrative privileges in general, the fingerprint does not work. Any help?

Here is my inxi -Faz

System: Kernel: 5.15.7-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=7c3f0265-9f03-4d3f-82cc-5e9f8498b8c9
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=31b75268-6ed7-414c-9309-5d30a882ff0a loglevel=3
Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0 Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20U9005MUS v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20U9005MUS v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: UEFI: LENOVO
v: N2WET27W (1.17 ) date: 03/29/2021
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 49.9 Wh (99.4%) condition: 50.2/51.0 Wh (98.5%) volts: 16.4 min: 15.4
model: SMP 5B10W13931 type: Li-poly serial: status: Unknown cycles: 17
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial:
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K540/K545 serial:
charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
CPU: Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-10510U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check
family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) microcode: EA cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
L3: 8 MiB
flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36799
Speed: 975 MHz min/max: 400/4900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 801 2: 839 3: 802 4: 804 5: 802
6: 804 7: 804 8: 842
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel CometLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9b41 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-8:5
chip-ID: 13d3:56bb class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: intel
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :1 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1175 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x311mm (40.0x12.2") s-diag: 1063mm (41.8")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9")
Monitor-2: DP2 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 139 size: 350x190mm (13.8x7.5") diag: 398mm (15.7")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio: Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS vendor: Lenovo driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:02c8
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.41 running: yes
Network: Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
chip-ID: 8086:02f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac:
Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:0d4f class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac:
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:8
chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 557.4 GiB (29.6%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00-1001
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
serial: rev: 11170101 temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP Slim BK size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: rev: 0304 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 936.75 GiB size: 936.75 GiB (100.00%) used: 78.91 GiB (8.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 936.75 GiB size: 936.75 GiB (100.00%) used: 78.91 GiB (8.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 936.75 GiB size: 936.75 GiB (100.00%) used: 78.91 GiB (8.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 936.75 GiB size: 936.75 GiB (100.00%) used: 78.91 GiB (8.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.82 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.29 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C pch: 52.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 3037
Info: Processes: 304 Uptime: 3h 25m wakeups: 25 Memory: 15.29 GiB used: 3.95 GiB (25.9%)
Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages:
pacman: 1226 lib: 409 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: gnome-terminal
inxi: 3.3.09

I am sure there is a way, cause other Linux Distro makes it work.

Any help and kind answer would be greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

Have a read through this wiki page:

There are several files that you'll need to edit depending on which services etc. you want to use fingerprint as an authentication method.


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