[nycbug-talk] [Fwd: UPEK TouchChip TFM/ESS Fingerprint BSP driver for FreeBSD]
george at sddi.net
Mon Feb 13 09:43:49 EST 2006
For those who have FBSD on IBM ThinkPads, this is a binary, closed
(icky) driver for the fingerprint reader.
Hopefully I'll be trying this out this week.
(Thanks Massimo. . .)
It would be nice to start centralizing in a NYCBUG format the various
projects on ThinkPads, combining the various online resources with our
experiences. I personally haven't had a chance to do more than tpb, wpa
& ath0 and a bit more on FBSD 6.0.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: UPEK TouchChip TFM/ESS Fingerprint BSP driver for FreeBSD
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 00:11:20 +0100
From: Fredrik Lindberg <fli+freebsd-hackers at shapeshifter.se>
To: freebsd-hackers at freebsd.org
I just thought that I let you know that UPEK  has released a native
FreeBSD driver (binary only, closed source) for their fingerprint
UPEK manufactures alot of fingerprint sensors, both built-in and
standalone usb-readers. You can find them for example in several
notebooks (IBM, Asus, Samsung, NEC, etc).
There is a full list avaiable at
The driver itself is avaiable at
and works as a module to the BioAPI  framework.
I've also written a small quick-starting guide which covers the
basics, it's avaiable at
Please keep in mind that this is all quite new and should
be treated as "beta code".
I should probably point out that I'm not affiliated with
UPEK in any way except for providing their developers guidance in
porting their Linux driver to FreeBSD.
Also, I would like to thank the guys over at UPEK,
especially Martin Konecny, for making this possible.
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