TuxMobil: Linux with Laptops, PDAs, Mobile Phones and Portable Computers
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TFMESS BioAPI BSP(http://www.upek.com/support/dl_linux_bsp.asp) for the UPEK fingerprint sensor (used in IBM's/Lenovo's T42 notebooks and others).

Here are some links to Linux installation reports on laptops with fingerprint readers. Please note currently these documents don't report success with the fingerprint readers.



ASUS B1 [archived link]  NEW  Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.0 
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P-7120(http://kitenet.net/~joey/boxen/kodama/)  NEW  Debian 
HP/COMPAQ 2710p(http://linuxwiki.de/LinuxHardware/NoteBooks/HP/2710p)  NEW  KUbuntuGerman
HP/COMPAQ NC6400(http://bb.cactii.net/archives/000174.php)KUbuntu Edgy 
HP/COMPAQ NX6320(http://andrew.mcmillan.net.nz/node/57)Debian 
HTC Shift (aka P9500, Shangrila, Clio)(http://pof.eslack.org/blog/2008/04/14/linux-on-htc-shift/)Ubuntu 
IBM ThinkPad T43p(http://linux.spiney.org/debian_gnu_linux_on_an_ibm_thinkpad_t43p)Debian 3.1 Sarge 
IBM ThinkPad T43p(http://toe.ch/~tsa/ibm-fingerprint/)  NEW  Gentoo 
IBM ThinkPad T60(http://www.kraus.tk/installnotes/T60/ThinkPad-T60.htm)  NEW  Debian 
IBM ThinkPad T60(http://www.cryptosecurity.net/Suse_T60_DRAFT.htm)Novell/SuSE 10.1 
IBM ThinkPad T60(http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Fedora_7_on_a_ThinkPad_T60)  NEW  Fedora Core 7 
IBM ThinkPad Z60m(http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Debian_Etch_on_a_ThinkPad_Z60m)  NEW  Debian Etch 
Lenovo 3000 N200(http://frlinux.net/?section=portables&article=213)  NEW  LinuxFrench
Toshiba Satellite R20 Tablet PC(http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Toshiba_Satellite_R20)  NEW  Gentoo 
Toshiba Tecra M5-402(http://n.ethz.ch/~sjohnsen/m5-debian/toshiba-m5-linux.html)  NEW  Debian Etch 

Here are some documents, about why fingerprint readers are insecure: Hacking fingerprint Scanners - Why Microsoft's Fingerprint Reader Is Not a Security Feature(http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-europe-06/bh-eu-06-speakers.html#Kiviharju) by Mikko Kiviharju. And More Fun with Fingerprints(http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2006/02/more-fun-with-fingerprints/) by dsd.

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