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Oracle Linux 7: fprintd Logs Messages into /var/log/messages Even If USEFPRINTD=no in /etc/sysconfig/authconfig (Doc ID 2504248.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 Error messages from fprintd service lsuch as those below are logged even in the case USEFPRINTD=no has been configured into /etc/sysconfig/authconfig.

Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname dbus[914]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' unit='fprintd.service'
Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname dbus-daemon: dbus[914]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' unit='fprintd.service'
Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname fprintd: ** (fprintd:45376): WARNING **: fprint init failed with error -99
Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname systemd: fprintd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=157/n/a
Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname systemd: Unit fprintd.service entered failed state.
Jan 22 13:58:09 hostname systemd: fprintd.service failed.

Changes

 This happens even after running the command to disable fprintd:

Cause

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