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I'd like to know if anyone out there has a Lenovo laptop with the fingerprint reader. I was wondering if the reader works on ubuntu?

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There's no "the fingerprint reader". There are various models which need different ways to enable them. That said, please include the output of following command (open a gnome-terminal and run it) in your question: lsusb. – htorque Apr 21 '11 at 20:15

Scratch my last answer... I managed to get this working with the following PPA in 10.10:

Launchpad fingerprint-gui

Just follow the directions, but before you log out, open up the finterprint-gui to see what brand device you have so you know if you'll need the proprietary libraries or not.

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Thanks for that. Just got an older Lenovo t60 with fingerprint reader and was keen /sad enough to see if it works....and it does. I thought I was on Star Trek, my son was unimpressed – andybleaden Feb 28 '14 at 8:54

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