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13. Mai 2007

thinkfinger and ibm thinkpad t60 / fingerprint reader

Filed under: Linux — ocsic @ 17:58

Adding the fingerprint reader as optional authentication is easy.

Get the thinkfinger-0.3 package ( compile it. After the make install, you have to adjust /etc/pam.d/common-auth to look like this:
auth required
auth sufficient
auth required # debug cann be added to see if somethings missing
After adding some fingerprints with the tf-tool to /etc/pam_thinkfinger/[username].bir
you should be able to also authenticate by your fingerprint:
cisco@lap:~> su –
Password or swipe finger:
lap:~ #

In you syslog, you should see:

kerel: input: Virtual ThinkFinger Keyboard as /class/input/input6

ibm t60 wide screen with ATI Technologies Radeon Mobility X1400 rev 0

Filed under: Linux — ocsic @ 16:47

I trying to get the advanced mini dock to work and this gives me really a hard time regarding to an attached external monitor. I can get both screens in clone mode, so t60 screen is turned of and the external monitor is on, but i can set up a different resolution for the lcd screen with the ati driver and the fglrx driver. Even switched dpms off, but that does not help.
Section „ServerLayout“
Identifier „Layout[all]“
Screen 0 „aticonfig-Screen[0]“ 0 0
InputDevice „Keyboard[0]“ „CoreKeyboard“
InputDevice „Mouse[1]“ „CorePointer“
InputDevice „Mouse[3]“ „SendCoreEvents“
Option „Clone“ „off“
Option „Xinerama“ „off“

Section „Module“
Load „dbe“
Load „type1“
Load „freetype“
Load „extmod“
Load „glx“
Load „v4l“

Section „ServerFlags“
Option „AllowMouseOpenFail“ „on“

Section „InputDevice“
Identifier „Keyboard[0]“
Driver „kbd“
Option „Protocol“ „Standard“
Option „XkbLayout“ „us“
Option „XkbModel“ „pc104“
Option „XkbRules“ „xfree86“

Section „InputDevice“
Identifier „Mouse[1]“
Driver „mouse“
Option „Buttons“ „7“
Option „Device“ „/dev/input/mice“
Option „Name“ „Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical“
Option „Protocol“ „explorerps/2“
Option „Vendor“ „Sysp“
Option „ZAxisMapping“ „4 5“
Section „Modes“
Identifier „Modes[0]“
ModeLine „800×600“ 38.2 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
ModeLine „800×600“ 34.8 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 617 +hsync -vsync
ModeLine „768×576“ 35.0 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 597
ModeLine „768×576“ 32.2 768 816 848 928 576 579 583 593 +hsync -vsync
ModeLine „640×480“ 23.9 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
ModeLine „640×480“ 23.2 640 688 720 800 480 483 487 494 +hsync -vsync

Section „Monitor“
Identifier „aticonfig-Monitor[0]“
Option „VendorName“ „ATI Proprietary Driver“
Option „ModelName“ „Generic Autodetecting Monitor“
Option „noDPMS“ „true“

Section „Monitor“
Identifier „aticonfig-Monitor[1]“
Option „VendorName“ „ATI Proprietary Driver“
Option „ModelName“ „Generic Autodetecting Monitor“
Option „noDPMS“ „true“
Section „Device“
Identifier „aticonfig-Device[0]“
Driver „fglrx“
Option „DesktopSetup“ „clone“
Option „MonitorLayout“ „LVDS,CRT1“
Option „ForceMonitors“ „LVDS,CRT1“
Option „Centermode“ „off“
Option „VideoOverlay“ „on“
Option „OpenGLOverlay“ „off“
Option „OverlayOnCRTC2“ „0“
Option „PseudoColorVisuals“ „off“
Option „UseFastTLS“ „off“
Option „Mode2“ „1280×1024,1024×768,800×600,640×480“
Option „EnableMonitor“ „crt1“
BusID „PCI:1:0:0“

Section „Screen“
Identifier „aticonfig-Screen[0]“
Device „aticonfig-Device[0]“
Monitor „aticonfig-Monitor[0]“
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection „Display“
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes „1680×1050“

Section „DRI“
Group „video“
Mode 0660
Everythings else does work.

Here are some good links for configuring things:

9. Mai 2007

ibm t60 SuSE 10.2 Installation

Filed under: Linux — ocsic @ 11:27

First i completly formated the harddisc. I did not need the recovery partiotion, which is included with the thinkvantage button. I just remove the whole microsoft installation. Don’t know for what i need this.

Then you could think of to make some encrypted partitions, but this could not be the „/“ partition. So i was leasy and did not configure any encryption. I will do so an the additional disc i have.

I use the gnome desktop for installation, because for me KDE is a bit to much of the buttons and choices possible. I like it easy and simple to configure. KDE is to feature overloaded for me.

I just booted the SuSE 10.2 DVD and started installation and this has become nearly a one click installation.

What i ask myself always, why they change that much all default things every time. So once you have installed the new system, you have to discovery you tools first. Same like for vista. Someone should just think that many things have changed, but it’s only the same with a new look.

I needed to install additional drivers for the ati radeon mobility grafics card. You can just download the driver from the ati hompage.

Then i did a online update to make sure all packages are updated to the newest release.
The fingerprint reader …

To be continued….

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