Fingerprint Reader with Thinkpad T410 using Ubuntu

written on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by

How to add fingerprint reader support to your Ubuntu installation (yes, it does work):

  1. Add fingerprint-gui ppa to your sources:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
$ sudo apt-get update
  1. Install fingerprint-gui
$ sudo apt-get install fingerprint-gui
  1. Install UPEK library libbsapi
$ sudo apt-get install libbsapi
  1. Log out and back in
  2. Play with settings in System > Preferences > Fingerprint GUI

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