[ltp] x301 fingerprint reader

axp linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:19:14 +0100

Lou Burnard wrote:
> I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an X301, which is basically wonderful. 
> However, there are two minor things that I have been unable to get 
> working yet. Anyone out there got suggestions/experience to report on:
> (a) the built in camera ? The word on the ubuntu-thinkpad website 
> seems to be that it should work.
> (b) the fingerprint reader? The word here is less promising -- seems 
> like Lenovo changed the chip to an unsupported (by linux) one.
ad a:
 camera worked out of the box for me, check bios settings !! (Camera is 
a uvc, try running mplayer -fps 25 tv://  , it takes a while to load)

ad b:
AFAIK work in progress for support, these things are from Authentic, no 
ready to use library is available for this reader.