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Fingerprint reader

  1. Aug 11, 2008 #1
    I will quickly admit that this is a silly question, but I can't help but ask.

    I am getting a new Dell Studio laptop. I have been convinced to switch the OS to Ubuntu by a friend of mine, but there is one rather sad problem. The Studio laptop has a fingerprint reader! It is a terrible thought that the reader will have no use if I switch the OS. Do any of you know if any software has been written to allow the integrated fingerprint reader to run on Ubuntu? What about another Linux system like Debian?

    Thanks, and I know that the fingerprint reader is not secure... it doesn't matter to me... I just think it's cool.
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  3. Aug 12, 2008 #2


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    "thinkfinger" works with the IBM thinkpad ones, the same unit is also fitted to Toshiba.
    Don't know about the DELL
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