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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
@BarafuAlbino Other than physically removing the fp-scanner (not sure how cleanly this can be done), do you have any other suggestions?
Aug
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comment Heating issues and Fan sound on Dell Inspiron 3521 running Ubuntu 13.04
Possibly good news for some machines, following upgrade to Trusty Tahr: "How much the kernel update impacts your Ubuntu experience will depend a little bit on your hardware. For example, if you've got dual GPU hardware that uses Nvidia Optimus to switch between GPUs—one optimized for performance and the other for conserving power—the move from 12.04 to 14.04 will be huge. As of the 3.12 kernel, there's now low-level support of GPU switching (which should happen automatically)."
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comment How to edit pdf metadata from command line?
@Glutanimate Nice link, but not 100 % convincing/authorative IMHO. Eg, why does it cite exiftool without mentionin the above limitation? Because it's just a "gist" and doesn't claim to be bullet-proof / hold water? Could be that linearization does indeed go in the direction of anon., but does it go all the way?
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comment How to edit pdf metadata from command line?
Note that: "All metadata edits are reversible. While this would normally be considered an advantage, it is a potential security problem because old information is never actually deleted from the file."
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comment Precise to Trusty Upgrade? No Notification so far
It's here now...
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revised Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
added "usb-devices"
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
@BarafuAlbino Given that lsusb mentions the device, there must be at least a tiny current flowing through it. -- Plus, it feels "electrically charged". Whether the heat mainly stems from its surroundings or from the sensor itself: I don't know. Either way, it probably conducts the heat better than the black-plastic IBM laptop casing.
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
Also relevant: stackoverflow.com/questions/1163824/… (in particular the two answers mentioning unbind).
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comment Upek fingerprint reader not showing up at all in terminal (command “lsusb”) in Ubuntu 12.04
Do you remember how you enabled it in the first place?
Aug
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
Interesting: loginroot.com/power-off-and-on-usb-device-in-linux-ubuntu
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revised Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
double-check BIOS options: no show
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asked How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
@Tim How do you think the Trackpoint is linked to the Fingerprint Reader? -- I don't think it is.
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
Related question with so far no accepted answer: askubuntu.com/questions/342061/power-on-off-usb-ports
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comment Possible to “electronically disconnect” the fingerprint sensor on my laptop? // X41 Thinkpad
@Tim No, at least not as far as I can tell. (see update, above)