06-19-2016 06:44 AM
I have an old T60 laptop. I have never ever used figerprint reader and I don't want to use it. On this notebook there was Windows XP preloaded, but I have removed that system years ago and now I am using Ubuntu currently Ubuntu 16.04.
What I have figure it out it looks like this "figerprint reader" devise is spinning in endless loop making all sort of problems. Executing "lsusb" command in Ubuntu device appears and executing it again device disappears and so on, endless loop.
I tried to disable it from Ubuntu operating system, but I just can't poweroff USB device, because it is appearing and disappearing in loop, so I can't specify a device, because device number is constantly changing.
I would just like to disable/remove/power-off what ever this "figerprint reader". I have look into BIOS | Security | Fingerprint and I can't figure it out how to disable this device - it looks like no option to disable or is it?
Is there any other way I can disable "figerprint reader" device?
06-19-2016 09:18 AM
I don't have a T60 to look at, but in the BIOS, go to security/I-O Port Acess. There should be the option you are looking for.
06-20-2016 12:12 PM
richk, I don't have Security / I-O Port Access in my BIOS.
I have created several photos of BIOS settings with my phone.
Can you please see attached picture add see if you can help me out.
06-20-2016 05:51 PM
Sorry. I was thinking about later models. The screen I was thinking of started with T400.
06-21-2016 12:18 PM
I couldn't find one