Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Just released ThinkFinger 0.2.1. Even if the project is just growing up, the resonance is just smashing. It is getting busy on the list, patches are flowing in. Thanks to the efforts of Wolfgang the project now has a nifty website. It is very well integrated with the SourceForge services: Once a news item is added using the SourceForge news system, it also shows up on the project website. Less work — more fun.

thinkfinger.pngWhat. A. Beauty. [http://thinkfinger.sourceforge.net]

Oh, not that I miss the project news: ThinkFinger is not just for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads. The received reports state that ThinkFinger also breaths life into the UPEK/SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint readers built into Dell and (selected) Toshiba laptops. I will talk about ThinkFinger on this year’s FOSDEM.

P.S. Drop me a note if you speak Hebrew.

It just have been a few days when I realized that this does not only does the trick for GNU/Linux on IBM^w{IBM,Lenovo} ThinkPads. Today an ASUS R1F made its way into the notorious office of the Team Mobile Devices, here in Nuremberg at SuSE.


After couple of minutes — about 20 minutes to install SLED10 SP1 Beta2 on that cutie — I was stoked to see that ASUS is shipping the UPEK/SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader, too. ThinkFinger just works.


RandR/xrandr(1)/resapplet work as expected, letting you rotate the screen in any direction. However, the cursor is moving a little funny when using the touchscreen. I’m pretty sure that Danny will take care of that.

Lazy? Get packages of ThinkFinger 0.2.1 for either SLES/SLED 10, SLES/SLED 10 SP1 or openSUSE 10.2.

and this http://en.opensuse.org/User:Fseidel/veryshort_thinkfinger_howto

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