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How do I get my fingerprint reader working on my T60 Thinkpad running Ubuntu 10.10. There seems to many ideas out there but I am not sure what to do to get it working for logins. Thanks Jim W.

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... maybe you should edit into your question the "ideas" you have been investigating so that you dont get the same ideas as answers. – fossfreedom Mar 17 '12 at 16:53


  1. Add this PPA to your sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fprint

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

  1. Install the software:

sudo apt-get install libfprint0 fprint-demo libpam-fprintd gksu-polkit


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