Talk:Integrated Fingerprint Reader

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I was just wondering what was happening with this, it would be really great for this to work.

Slashdot posted about, and I found this forum post there.

-- 23:27, 10 Apr 2005 (CEST)

There is a possibility that a beta program will be occuring around August or Sept. this year '05. Keep your eyes (or news aggregator) on for the latest announcements.

-- Josiah

Binary UPEK driver - Why that complicated???

I don't want to mess anything, but it seems to me that the information about the binary UPEK driver is completely outdated and wrong. According to this page and to the HOWTO, the UPEK driver must be compiled, needs a lot of hacks and tweaks and isn't really stable. Well, that's not true at all! In fact, UPEK provides a nice deb-Package here [1] which installs immediately. After that you need to go to System -> Administration -> Fingerprint Enrollment and register you fingerprint(s). Reboot your machine and it works. The only inconvenience is that you must hit Enter after scanning your finger but in my view that's not that bad. I run Ubuntu Lucid and thinkfinger doesn't work for me at all (although it was fine in Jaunty+Karmic), whereas fprint has some really nasty bugs [2]. Both thinkfinger and fprint aren't being developed actively anymore (thinkfinger -> Last update: 2007-03-30 , fprint -> Last update: 23.11.2008). UPEK driver, however, works fine. So, why not UPEK?

Fingerprint reader hiccups

any body else notice that the fingerprint reader doesn't work very well or doesn't work at all if you have been using the notebook for sometime?

I'm thinking because of the heat generated from the hdd

5-way navigation

The 5-way navigation mentioned in the spec sheet sounds interesting.

Hot Much?

Speaking of heat, the fingerprint reader on my T60 running FC6 gets very warm at times. Do others experience this? --Whizkid 18:23, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Same here on my T60. (I have not even enabled fingerprint reader yet.) -- Eismcsquare 21:32, 5 June 2008 (CEST)


How do I set up Pre-Boot-Authentication (PBA) with the Fingerprint reader? Is this even possible?