06-07-2018 11:31 AM - last edited on 06-07-2018 12:25 PM by richk
edited typo in title - mod (850->580)
I've shortlisted the T580 for a purchase, just wanted to ask what Lenovo's attitude to linux installs is. ThinkPads are well supported in Linux but how does that reflect in warranty provision, service etc? (obviosuly, service would not be expected for a custom installed OS like Linux).
I just wonder whether any issues may receive a "Oh, you installed Linux... tut tut... that is the problem." regardless of what issue one might have.
I've read that the fingerprint reader does not work in Linux. Is this still true ? If so, does that affect the NFC ? I ask because I noticed you can't select NFC without the fingerprint reader when configuring the system. I suspect that's because the NFC is provided by the fingerprint reader?
Solved! Go to Solution.
06-07-2018 06:03 PM
07-11-2018 08:45 AM
The fingerprint reader handling has had some success being reverse engineered for Linux (see github repos on the subject).
Could you please give us a link to those succesful fingerprint reader linux drivers. Thank you!
07-13-2018 08:40 AM
I haven't checked lately, but it has been a year since I bought my T470 and still no fingerprint driver for Linux. It is not like it is a necessity, so I really don't care.
Work being done:
07-13-2018 09:41 AM - edited 07-13-2018 09:45 AM
For me, on my Lenovo Thinkpad L570, running Ubuntu 18.04, this was the solution!:
To find out the ID of your fingerprint reader, run the “lsusb” command in Terminal and look into the sixth column of the output.