The company I work for (a cool company called Yubb Software) has provided me with a Lenovo Thinkpad E430 laptop to work on. The laptop has a fingerprint reader, which I was always looking to try for fun but never had one on my personal laptop.
I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, so after a very simple google search, I
fired up my terminal by hitting
ctrl+alt+t and followed these steps:
- Add the fingerprint reader repository to the apt-get packages repositories:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui
- Resynchronize the package index files from their sources:
$ sudo apt-get update
- Install the FingerGUI package & some dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install libbsapi policykit-1-fingerprint-gui fingerprint-gui
Logout of your session, and login again.
Launch the Fingerprint GUI and follow the steps.
Further information can be found on this page created by the Official Fingerprint Reader Integration Team.