Linux face recognition tool 2020

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Add Linux face recognition tool to the most famous and community-backed Linux distro got another awesome feature as a third-party add-on. Linux enthusiasts can now login to their Ubuntu Linux OS using Face as a password. It is facial recognition software free. The facial recognition software in use is the pam-face-authentication utility that can let users login only once their face is recognized by the login tool. Now, Add Facial Recognition Password Login to Ubuntu Linux Distro.

How to install facial recognition tool in Ubuntu Linux distro:

To install facial recognition tool in Ubuntu follow the following steps:

1) Install the dependencies required to run the Linux face recognition tool. You can install that by executing the following command in terminal. To open  Terminal go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. The commands are different for Lucid Lynx and Maverick Meerkat users:

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Lucid Lynx users: –

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake qt4-qmake libx11-dev libcv-dev libcvaux-dev libhighgui4 libhighgui-dev libqt4-dev libpam0g-dev libswscale0

Maverick Meerkat users:

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake qt4-qmake libx11-dev libcv-dev libcvaux-dev libqt4-dev libpam0g-dev libswscale0 libhighgui-dev libhighgui2.1

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2) Install the Linux face recognition tool by executing the following commands one at a time.

cd /tmp

wget http://pam-face-authentication.googlecode.com/files/pam-face-authentication-0.3.tar.gz

tar zxf pam-face-authentication-0.3.tar.gz && cd pam-face-authentication-*

mkdir build && cd build

cmake -D CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..

make

sudo make install

3) Run the ‘Face Trainer’ application from the Applications > Other menu.

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Steps to add face recognition tool to GNOME display manager (GDM):

For the face login feature to be added to your default GNOME display manager you should execute the following sudo commands,

sudo sed -i '1i auth sufficient pam_face_authentication.so enableX' /etc/pam.d/gdm

sudo sed -i '1i auth sufficient pam_face_authentication.so enableX' /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver

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Depending on your webcam model/make you may need to install and add libv4l to preload:

  • Create the file /etc/ld.so.preload
  • Paste in the path to the v411compat.so file commonly found in /usr/lib/libv4l

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