I'm aware support for the fingerprint reader on an X200s is not good under Linux. None the less, I'd still like to use that functionality - I was hoping I could use it instead of a BIOS password (i.e., at boot, before operating system therefore hopefully operating system independent). Is this possible? If so, how would one go about configuring it without access to a Windows installation? Thank you!
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To enable the fingerprint reader on most Thinkpads go here:
You can follow these steps to install the fingerprint reader application, and hopefully in your case it will work straight away.
1. Add this PPA to your sources:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
sudo apt-get update
2. Install the packages:
sudo apt-get install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui
3. Log out of your session and log back in (the new session defaults need to be picked up). Just be aware that for some people it didn’t work so they had to reboot.
4. You can now start the application either by launching it from System > Preferences, or through a terminal:
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