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    How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    Hi;
    how can i use fingerprint in lenovo thinkpad sl510 for authentication and etc. ?

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    apt-cache search thinkfinger

    sudo apt-get install thinkfinger-tools

    You can use it to lock yourself out of your computer. I don't have one on my thinkpad, but reading the forums, they are not easy to use.

    Please share your experience.
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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    I've setup my thinkpad fingerprint reader for sudo and gdm. I've got a T400s so I followed the settings on http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Integr...erprint_Reader

    If you login using the fingerprint reader you still have to type a password for your keyring (unless you have it unecrypted).

    I've found it handy for sudo and the screensaver though.

    You can still type the password to login, sudo or get out the screensaver so you don't run the risk of locking yourself out.

    As you're setting it up though I recommend having a terminal (VT2 or something) logged in as root and having a separate password for root just incase you have to set things back to what they were.

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    Thanks.

    you mean than if i lock out myself i can't log in again?

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    after running "sudo tf-tool --acquire" i saw this message:

    ThinkFinger 0.3 (http://thinkfinger.sourceforge.net/)
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Timo Hoenig <thoenig@suse.de>

    Initializing...USB device not found.

    output of "lsusb":
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 17ef:4815 Lenovo
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 147e:1001 Upek
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0a5c:217f Broadcom Corp.
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


    someone says me this driver not working by sl series.
    Last edited by fered; April 9th, 2010 at 10:09 AM.

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    Smile Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    apt-cache search thinkfinger

    sudo apt-get install thinkfinger-tools

    You can use it to lock yourself out of your computer. I don't have one on my thinkpad, but reading the forums, they are not easy to use.

    Please share your experience.

    hi friends,

    I got Thinkpad SL410. I followed this instructions. And that resulted in this.

    kannan@kannan-laptop:~$ apt-cache search thinkfinger
    libpam-thinkfinger - PAM module for the STMicroelectronics fingerprint reader
    libthinkfinger-dev - development files for libthinkfinger
    libthinkfinger-doc - documentation for libthinkfinger
    libthinkfinger0 - library for the STMicroelectronics fingerprint reader
    thinkfinger-tools - utilities for the STMicroelectronics fingerprint reader
    kannan@kannan-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install thinkfinger-tools
    [sudo] password for kannan:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    libthinkfinger0
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libthinkfinger0 thinkfinger-tools
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 279 not upgraded.
    Need to get 33.2kB of archives.
    After this operation, 205kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main libthinkfinger0 0.3+r118-0ubuntu3 [17.0kB]
    Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main thinkfinger-tools 0.3+r118-0ubuntu3 [16.2kB]
    Fetched 33.2kB in 0s (46.8kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package libthinkfinger0.
    (Reading database ... 101998 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking libthinkfinger0 (from .../libthinkfinger0_0.3+r118-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package thinkfinger-tools.
    Unpacking thinkfinger-tools (from .../thinkfinger-tools_0.3+r118-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for hal ...
    Regenerating hal fdi cache ...
    * Restarting Hardware abstraction layer hald [ OK ]
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up libthinkfinger0 (0.3+r118-0ubuntu3) ...

    Setting up thinkfinger-tools (0.3+r118-0ubuntu3) ...
    Processing triggers for libc6 ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    kannan@kannan-laptop:~$

    I read all this but couldn't understand anything. Is everything ok. Whether the Fingerprint reader got installed. Or is there any problem??

    Sorry, I am a absolute noob.

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    Hi there,

    I've also had problems getting thinkfinger working on my laptop, Ideapad U550. My reader is UPEK and lsusb gives
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 147e:1001 Upek

    I tried installing the UPEK drivers, but my system is 64-bit and it wasn't working properly.

    I emailed UPEK about this (thought it was worth a shot) and they were very helpful. They pointed out that I should try using fingerprintGUI and set up nvm emulation.

    And guess what ... it worked!!!
    http://www.n-view.net/Appliance/fingerprint/

    Good luck
    M

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    I emailed UPEK about this (thought it was worth a shot) and they were very helpful. They pointed out that I should try using fingerprintGUI and set up nvm emulation.

    And guess what ... it worked!!!
    Hi, i just bought a Sony Vaio VPCS11C5E which uses the same sensor, I already setup fingerprintGUI but it doesn't recognize my sensor, is that because I didn't configure nvm emulation? and if so how do i set it up?

    (It may be that sony modified the firmware to prevent non-sony-programms from accessing the sensor, I'm not sure, but they did that before)
    Computer: Dell XPS 8500, 256GB SSD, 2TB HDD, 32GB RAM, GeForce 660 GTX, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit
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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    Hi Hendrik,

    I guess you can try the nvm emulation first and if that doesn't work you can also contact the fingerprintGUI developer.

    Setting up is actually really simple (even though the BSAPI instructions read very complicated)

    The default value for nvmprefix is /var/upek/

    Check if this directory exists and if you have full read/write access:
    $ ls -ld /var/upek/

    If not, change the permissions:
    $ chmod 777 /var/upek/

    That did the trick for me and I also made sure that any file that was created in /var/upek/ had read/write access for everyone that uses it.

    Hope that helps

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    Re: How can I use fingerprint in thinkpad?

    hmmm, doesn't work for me, the directory wasn't created so I created it and did chmod 777 for it but it just doesn't work. (i guess i blame that on the sony firmware)
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