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#1 2007-02-13 01:03:25

Aleksandersen
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Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

Hi,

I am considering a Lenovo N100 (page in Norwegian, but all product information in English) notebook computer.

It have a fingerprint scanner on it, and I am curiouse whether it will work on Linux or not?

I will be using KDE, so any KDE applications that can take advantage of this gadget?

And how about it's Bluetooth- and WLAN-card? Will I be able to use them?

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#2 2007-02-13 01:16:52

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

A friend of mine has a Lenovo tablet with a fingerprint scanner.  He got it to work in Ubuntu with some PAM hackery.  So I assume it will work in Arch. 

I believe the Intel 3945 should work, but I'm not 100% sure.  It should though.

You might find this site useful -> http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/lenovo.html   and in particular -> http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/lenovo.html

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#3 2007-02-13 01:22:07

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

The WLAN card is a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, and the Bluetooth I have not been able to find specs on.

And what good with a fingerprint scanner do in Linux? I know what it can do on the Windows version, but not when running Linux (Arch64, KDE).

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#4 2007-02-13 01:43:25

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

I know you can use the fingerprint scanner to log in and such with GDM, but thats about all I know about it.

According to the link I posted previously, the person said bluetooth worked out of the box, so maybe yours will too?

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#5 2007-02-13 11:09:30

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

I recently ported an OSS alternative to the "kind of unproper" official fingerprint-reader-device driver to Arch. It's called ThinkFinger, is in the AUR and works great with all pam-aware applications. Most of the KDE-Apps don't seem to use pam, which implies that this driver doesn't work with them (yet). This is not an error on the side of ThinkFinger...

edit: Link to ThinkFinger package

Last edited by Sigi (2007-02-13 11:10:57)


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#6 2007-09-15 20:11:43

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

Hey, have you succeeded with the fingerprint reader? I load the module uinput, then i run `tf-tool --acquire` which tells me that "USB device not found". I own Lenovo n100

from lsusb:

Bus 003 Device 005: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. 
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceSubClass       255 Vendor Specific Subclass
  bDeviceProtocol       255 Vendor Specific Protocol
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x08ff AuthenTec, Inc.
  idProduct          0x2580 
  bcdDevice            6.23
  iManufacturer           0 
  iProduct                1 Fingerprint Sensor
  iSerial                 0 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           32
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower              100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0020  1x 32 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
        bInterval               0
Device Status:     0x0000
  (Bus Powered)

Last edited by nst (2007-09-16 14:53:57)

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#7 2007-09-16 18:32:32

Sigi
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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

nst wrote:

Hey, have you succeeded with the fingerprint reader? I load the module uinput, then i run `tf-tool --acquire` which tells me that "USB device not found". I own Lenovo n100

Yes, I succeeded. But due to some issues regarding some changes on the upstream version of thinkfinger I still use the outdated version which is in the  AUR. I'm sorry that I can't help you with your problem because I am really busy atm.


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#8 2007-09-16 19:03:32

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

I just succeeded in making the AUR version work on my thinkpad x60, so yes, it does work. For the problem you're mentioning, are your running tf-tool as root? I think you have to or else you need to change some permissions somewhere, not sure which ones. Otherwise, I'm guessing you're missing some usb related modules of some sort.

Good luck.

Dusty

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#9 2007-09-16 19:59:39

Sigi
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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

I just saw the other thread(tm). Looks like the scanner of the n100 isn't supported. (Disclaimer: I just repeat what I read in the other thread and didn't invest 1 second in own research...)


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#10 2007-09-16 20:05:41

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Re: Lenovo fingerprint scanner; will it work?

Yep, brain0 is right, in lenovo 3000 n100 is fingerprint scanner from other company, so its not supported(tm) smile

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