Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thinkpad X201 Fingerprint Reader in Ubuntu

My project for the evening - configure my X201's fingerprint reader for use in Ubuntu 10.10.  Here's the process.


Open terminal, enter the following

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fingerprint-gui policykit-1-fingerprint-guid libbsapi

Close terminal, then reboot.  Open System>Preferences>Fingerprint GUI.  Select the upec Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor, click next.  The GUI will walk you through enrolling your fingerprints, and voila - logins, sudo, and keyring are all tied to your swiped fingerprint.