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alvinwong
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T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

So far I have Ubuntu 12.04 as my secondary OS. It is working quite good, with Bumblebee installed the Nvidia card is being shut off when not used.

 

The only significant thing that isn't working is the fingerprint reader.

 

`lsusb`: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2020 Upek

 

So according to most informaiton I've searched for, there is no existing software that supports this fingerprint reader, isn't it?

 

Does Lenovo have support on it?

jpou
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Re: T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

lenovo does not support Linux and so does not provide drivers

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Re: T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

Hi use the fingerprint reader on my T410 running on 12.04. If yours is a make from Upek,you may be in luck.check this KB article.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion-Knowledge-Base/Configuring-Fingerprint-reader-in-Linux-...
alvinwong
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Re: T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

Well, 147e:2020 isn't listed on the list, so I suppose the opensource driver doesn't work? The UPEK's proprietry ones seems to be too old...

 

Thanks for your suggestions anyway.

johnv474
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Re: T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

There used to be a piece of software in the repositories called Thinkfinger, for this purpose.  I do not know if it will help with your particular reader, however.  Here's some information: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_enable_the_integrated_fingerprint_reader_with_ThinkFinger

 

I would recommend checking in your Software Center or in Synaptic for anything with the words "IBM" or "Lenovo" or "thinkpad" or "fingerprint".  I usually find what I need by doing that, assuming I have more than just the main repository enabled.  Note:  I do not use Ubuntu anymore, but the packages I found have/have had Ubuntu versions.

 

-JV474

 

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murz
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Re: T430 fingerprint reader driver for Ubuntu?

As I found in fingerprint forum, the problem is waiting updated driver from upec for device 147e:2020

 

http://darkblue.homeip.net/fingerprint/Forum/topic.php?TopicId=241#836

 

I had asked AuthenTec, the company that makes the Upek 147e:2020 about the linux drivers, and this is the reply they sent me today.

"new version of BSAPI should support this reader, however there is no exact release date at this moment.

Please keep checking our web pages for updates..."
 
Lenovo managers, can you ask AuthenTec too from your side about missed driver?
 
Linux are popular on your devices ("linux + lenovo" have more than 22000 queries every month via google stats), so many many users every day search solutions for problem.
 
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