Finger print reader does not work on Lenovo and IBM laptops

Reported by Justin Sunseri on 2006-04-15
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Ubuntu
Medium
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Bug Description

I did not think they had linux drivers for this device but they do.

here is my laptop https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/Lenovo3000N100

here is a link describing the procedure to get the reader working in linux and gnome. wouldn't it be great to be the first distro to have support for this device out of the box.

http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/tsaviran/ibm-t43.html

We have lots of things in ubuntu that are non-free. should i try
seeing if we can get this added into multiverse or somehting?

On 4/15/06, Dennis Kaarsemaker <email address hidden> wrote:
> http://www.upek.com/support/dl_linux_bsp.asp Is horribly non-free, so
> this cannot be done.
>
> status Rejected
>
>
> ** Changed in: Ubuntu
> Status: Unconfirmed => Rejected
> --
> Finger print reader does not work on Lenovo and IBM laptops
> https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/39680
>

--
Sincerely

Justin Sunseri

Justin Sunseri (jmsunseri) wrote :

while the code may not be open source under its licensing terms we are able to redistribute the code.

2. ADDITIONAL LICENSE RIGHTS – REDISTRIBUTABLE CODE. In addition to the rights granted in
section 1, certain portions of the product are redistributable by You as part of Your copyrighted software
application. These additional license rights are conditioned upon your compliance with the distribution
requirements and license restrictions described in Section 3.

I am not a lawyer, but my interpretation of the license was that needed
parts aren't redistributable. I'd love to be proven incorrect. You may
want to start a discussion on the sounder mailinglist.

Justin Sunseri (jmsunseri) wrote :

while the code may not be open source under its licensing terms we are able to redistribute the code.

2. ADDITIONAL LICENSE RIGHTS – REDISTRIBUTABLE CODE. In addition to the rights granted in
section 1, certain portions of the product are redistributable by You as part of Your copyrighted software
application. These additional license rights are conditioned upon your compliance with the distribution
requirements and license restrictions described in Section 3.

Markus Majer (mpathy) wrote :

There is lots of free source code available for the fingerprint reader of the lenovo.

I think the only problem is the problem with these US export laws, or how they called.

I have a working fingerprint sensor here.

UbuPetr (ubu-petr) wrote :

I tried this guide:
http://www.suseportal.cz/kucharka_pro_zprovozneni_ctecky_otisku_prstu_na_notebooku_ibm_thinkpad
(http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/16727.html)

But is not working on Lenovo N100 3000!

Here is an interesting project: http://gkall.hobby.nl/authentec.html

Coud somebody cooperate with author and finished the driver?

Markus Majer (mpathy) wrote :

Sure it did not work.

!!!
A Lenovo 3000 N100 is NO IBM and NO ThinkPad.
!!!

But there are AuthenTec Drivers available.
And it works.
I will post a HowTo link there as soon as I finished it.

cmavr8 (cmavr8) wrote :

Hello!
Are you still here?
I can't wait for the HowTo!

Please give us some more info, even if the howto is not ready...
At least some clue..

Thanks!

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