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Re:How To: Configure X1 Carbon Gen 7 on Debian (FingerPrint+4G Modem)

2020-06-19, 9:08 AM

Be careful to update to stale version. Once updated, the fprintd service starts very slow, almost 20 seconds delay after GDM is up -- so you need type passwd for the first log on. 


/etc/dconf/profile/user is correct configured as 







mostly due to slow handshake between fprintd and firmware.




@ MarkRHPearson wrote:


As a note - the fingerprint firmware is finally listed as stable in LVFS. If you do an update you should pick it up.





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Re:How To: Configure X1 Carbon Gen 7 on Debian (FingerPrint+4G Modem)

2020-06-19, 12:32 PM

Just wanted to let you know a big thanks for the effort of making the fingerprint reader work on Linux. Mine worked today, after updating the Synaptic firmware, without any further issues directly in Gnome (PopOS 20.04)


After the fix of the digital microphone, it's now only the quality of the sound of the speaker (bass and all four tweeters) that needs improving. Once that's done, the Laptop is fully Linux compatible (for me at least).


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Re:How To: Configure X1 Carbon Gen 7 on Debian (FingerPrint+4G Modem)

2020-07-29, 8:11 AM

I have a small issue with the LTE modem.

The behavior is quite strange. My laptop always remains in suspend mode. And one time in two, network-manager is showing the mobile broadband connection or not. I mean, I open my laptop, no mobile broadband is showing up. I close the lid, it goes in suspend, I wake it up and the mobile connection appears. I can't figure out why.

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