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Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-31-2008
Location: Kuwait
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thinkpad w500 ubuntu and fingerprint reader?

anyone knows if it works with ubuntu 8.10 ?

i dont see it in lsusb output list:
root@bashar-laptop:/etc/apt# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 0bdb:1900 Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 17ef:4807 Lenovo
Bus 004 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 002 Device 005: ID 0a5c:2145 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
root@bashar-laptop:/etc/apt#

during the configuration step at [url]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThinkFinger[/url] i get this error
[code]bashar@bashar-laptop:/etc/hal/fdi/policy$ sudo tf-tool --acquire

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

Initializing...USB device not found.
[/code]
seems the device is not detected at all
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
Location: Netherlands
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Re: thinkpad w500 ubuntu and fingerprint reader?

Hi Bashar,

 

I think that Bus 002 Device 004: ID 08ff:2810 Authentec, Inc is the fingerprint reader!

I am also looking  for the correct way to use it. Thinkfinger doesn;t support this device though..

 

Can somebody share their experiences please..

 

Regards,

 

H2T

ar
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-06-2009
Location: The Netherlands

Re: thinkpad w500 ubuntu and fingerprint reader?

The new thinkpads use a different vendor for their fingerprint reader.

 

Thinkfinger does not support AuthenTec unfortunately.

 

See  http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Unsupported_devices

 

So, the short answer is No, the fingerprint reader is not supported in Linux.

 

AuthenTec AES2550 & AES2810

There are new scanners in AuthenTec's range, which according to the specifications do fingerprint matching in hardware. We also have reason to suspect the protocol is encrypted, although the question is then: can we disable or break the encryption?

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