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geza1
Blue Screen Again
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Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

I have purchased a Thinkpad T580 recently and I replaced Windows with Linux. So far it looks like all devices are working except the fingerprint reader. According to the support page it has a Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader device installed, but driver is only provided for Windows.

I visited symaptics.com and the website says I need to contact the OEM regarding hardware support.

 

Is there any plan to release a driver for Linux?

jfgen
What's DOS?
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Message 2 of 9

Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

Yeah I just bought a T480 and I'm on the same boat.
I'm a little surprised that Lenovo didn't sihp the laptop with Linux friendly components or at least forced the vendors to supply linux support.
I thought there would be a fairly decent amount of T-series owners operating in Linux.
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Henrikas
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Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

Have the same issue with my T480 and Linux...
NEMprinterSuppo
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Message 4 of 9

Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

I have same issue with finger print reader so just to say i like a driver for this

HeidiAne
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Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

i have same problem on my T580

Henr
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Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

For me, on my Lenovo Thinkpad L570, runinng Ubuntu 18.04, this was the solution!:
Section "1. FPrint" on “Fingerprint readers integration” team - https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint .
First:
To find out the ID of your fingerprint reader, run the “lsusb” command in Terminal and look into the sixth (and seventh) column(s) of the output.

geza1
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Message 7 of 9

Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

Thanks for your suggestion.

The device ID is 06cb:009a on my machine, but unfortunately it's not listed on the page you linked here.

LenovoFan1
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Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

Any solution for Linux (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04) support of Fingerprint device 06cb:009a in the foreseable future ?

Thanks for an update or statement Lenovo Customer support. 

eeerik
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Message 9 of 9

Re: Thinkpad T580 - Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader

I have a T480 with this reader (06cb:009a) and would also very much like to see a Linux driver released!

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