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Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-02-03, 12:16 PM

As I undestand the 06cb:00bd (Synaptics) fingerprint reader that is in the t490 is now supported in Linux. My question is: are there any plans to support the older 06cb:009a as well since the manufacturers are the same?

 

This fingerpint reader can be found in these laptops:

 

  • Lenovo ThinkPad A285 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad A485 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P52s Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T480s Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T580 Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Generation Laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Laptop

 

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-04-30, 14:13 PM

guess that's a NO

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-05-03, 21:56 PM

I would also like to request support for this driver. Coming from the developer community, a piece of hardware that you buy is useless without the proper software. This is the case for the flagship X1 Carbon 6th Gen that was promised Linux support (advertised at the BIOS level). I've seen how support for 06cb:006bd was added, adding support for 06cb:009a would add so much respect from the developer community, as my research indicates. Keep us update of any developments.

 

 

If you're a Fedora user then F32 is coming out really really soon and the fingerprint reader should work by default there without having to mess around (as long as you've installed the firmware on your device - and I'm afraid that's still under testing status but is apparently close to being released) - MarkRHPearson

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Other-Linux-Discussions/Validity-Fingerprint-Reader-Linux/m-p/3352145?page=25

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-05-04, 6:38 AM
I'm waiting too. I'm a developer too.
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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-05-04, 17:25 PM

Unfortunately there isn't Linux support for 06cb:009a and 06cb:00a2 from the vendor at this point. Because of the way those readers are implemented doing a Linux solution for them is a lot more problematic. I'll let you know if I hear of any updates.

- Mark

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-06-03, 6:14 AM

Made an account on this forum to say that I would like this as well!!! Please add linux support!

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-06-06, 13:55 PM

Lots of us would be happy to have this. I generally enjoy my X1C6 on Linux. When I was buying it, there was an information about ongoing work on fingerprint readers, so I thought that it will be supported in some time, but that was actually for 06cb:00bd and some others, because it could get supported with some firmware updates on that one.

I'm wondering if it will be supported anytime soon. As we can read in a recent press:

 

Beginning this month, Lenovo will certify its ThinkStation PCs and ThinkPad P Series laptops for both Ubuntu LTS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Every single model, every single configuration across the entire workstation portfolio.

 

But as far as I understand, certification doesn't necessarily mean the full support of every single component (correct me if I'm wrong).

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-06-25, 11:18 AM

Fingerprint readers and other non essential parts have never been part of Lenovo or Ubuntu certification.

In the case of Lenovo this has been made clear. Ubuntu is a different story.

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-07-09, 12:55 PM

I created this. 

Can you try?

 

https://github.com/tester1969/pam-validity

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Re:Support for the 06cb:009a fingerprint reader

2020-07-14, 15:39 PM

I've been waiting for a driver for this fingerprint reader for nearly a near now. I love my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad P1) and I think its a great workstation, but really disappointed when I got the laptop and learnt that there's no driver for the fingerprint reader, which I was really looking forward to use. Still waiting on it.

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