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openSUSE 11.1 Reference Guide
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32.1 Supported Applications and Actions

The PAM module pam_fp supports fingerprint authentication for the following applications and actions (although you may not be prompted to swipe your finger in all cases):

  • Logging in to GDM/KDM or a login shell

  • Unlocking your screen on the GNOME/KDE desktop

  • Starting YaST and the YaST modules

  • Starting an application with root permission: sudo or gnomesu

  • Changing to a different user identity with su or su - username

NOTE: Fingerprint Reader Devices and Encrypted Home Directories

If you want to use a fingerprint reader device, you must not use encrypted home directories (see Section 5.0, Managing Users with YaST, (↑ Start-Up ) for more information). Otherwise logging in will fail, because decrypting during login is not possible in combination with an active fingerprint reader device.

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