How do I input a fingerprint on a Toshiba M100 with Linux?

By Asmodai
Mar 2, 2011
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  1. My girlfriend recently moved over from Australia to the U.S. and gave me her old laptop (a Toshiba Satellite M100) saying there were issues with it turning itself off, and lagging badly. So I wiped the drive (to fix the lag) and installed Linux instead of Windows on it. This did fix the lag, but not the turning itself off (I'm thinking this has something to do with the battery as it does it when you set it down sometimes). After installing Linux we had the hairbrain idea of inputting my fingerprint into the scanner as she can't remember the bios password. Anyways, after deciding to input my print, and putting Linux on the computer instead of Windows, she tells me that the only way she can remember how to input my print is from the security center on the Windows desktop. Not gonna help me any with it not having Windows. :( So my question is, is there anyway to input my print on Linux, or do I have to figure out the bios password? If it's figuring out the password, how do I do so?
  2. Which distribution have you installed?

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