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matthiash
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P50/P70 Official Linux support

The datasheet of P50 and P70 state that they support "Ubuntu® Linux" and "RHEL". Can we expect full driver support (color calibration, fingerprint sensor in particular)?

The fact that Linux was mentioned in the datasheet was one reason for me to get a P50, but until today the support website only lists Windows drivers.

 

Thanks!

 

PS: I am aware of the P50-P70 linux experiences thread, but this question is about officially supported Linux distributions and targets Lenovo directly.

trifanstanislav
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

!Nice support from Lenovo. there is no any details about that even so much months later

newage126
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

Don't expect it so.  The color calibrator icon doesn't show up at the bottom right corner even in a Win10 system.  The driver for P70 is incomplete at this stage.  

adempewolff
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

Oops, posted this to the wrong thread and can't delete.  Editing instead.

i2000s
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

OP, could you specify the Official Support for Linux FP and Color Calibrate drivers in your title? I think this will make this thread more coherent and sounds easier for them to implement... Actually, not only P50/P70, those drivers for Yoga, X1 and other series are all affected. You can also make the title broader beyond P50/P70...

 

I haven't found any way to make the FP work in Ubuntu on my P50, and the supporting Ubuntu certificate website actually say that the FP was not working in Ubuntu that certified. Haven't tried any color calibrate drivers. I hope Lenovo can provide drivers for them; otherwise, perhaps no one else can work this out. 

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matthiash
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

This thread was originally posted in the P and W Series Board and got moved here (the only reaction of Lenovo on this thread ...), hence the focus on P50/P70.
I don't see an option to change the thread title, where would it be?

 

I once tried to record the communication between Windows and the fingerprint sensor, but it seems it's encrypted. I think there is no way to get it running without support or a datasheet by Synaptics.

 

 

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i2000s
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

A Lenovo stuff has noticed this issue in another FP driver thread for T and Yoga series of machinces. 

 

 

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i2000s
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Re: P50/P70 Official Linux support

@matthiash, we screwed. Lenovo doesn't provide support for the Synaptics drivers for Linux. See https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Validity-Fingerprint-Reader-Linux/m-p/3372137#M7991

 

 

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