Thinkpad z60t fingerprint reader support?

Questions about hardware,drivers and peripherals
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

Thinkpad z60t fingerprint reader support?

Postby confused.brit on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:30 pm

I have just purchased a Corp refurb z60t and am trying to get the fingerprint reader working in Mint8, mostly for the new toy factor.

I found out about Thinkfinger, installed it, added the requisite entries to /etc/pam.d/common-auth, but now GKSU and mint-update fail silently.

It isnt the problem i keep finding reported, where GKSU stays invisible, this is fixed in current version anyway, instead i authenticate (usually with password as the print read seems not to trigger in GKSU) and the program requiring Root does not load. Ever.

Meanwhile calling sudo from terminal does work, and even accepts the fingerprint sometimes (though it would be nice to see acknowledgement of a fail... ah well)

Mint update never checks for updates. Whenever i try and open it, i fall into the GKSU issue, and it seems its no longer mint-update to call from the terminal.

I'm thinking about removing Thinkfinger altogether, but i would like the fingerprint reader working if I can without breaking everything else.....
User avatar
confused.brit
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:33 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Thinkpad z60t fingerprint reader support?

Postby confused.brit on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:10 am

Bump!

I got the mint updater working by running synaptic and having it reload its lists.

As to the gksu issue, it works with the fingerprint, i figured out. Its only failing with the password.
User avatar
confused.brit
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:33 pm

Re: Thinkpad z60t fingerprint reader support?

Postby tonyric on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:39 am

So, it is working? fprint is the newer thinkfinger (I believe) I stopped using it because it totally borks KDM but works great with GDM.
Thinkpad W520 - 15.6" 1920x1080 - 2.3Ghz Intel Core I7 - 4X4GB PC3-1600 RAM - Crucial 512GB M4 SSD - Toshiba 1TB 5400RPM - NVIDIA 1000M with 1GB DDR3 - Intel 6300 802.11AGN, Bluetooth - Linux Mint - 10 second boot; priceless!
User avatar
tonyric
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:37 pm


Return to Hardware Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Neil Edmond, pendrifter and 18 guests