Windows 8 – Fingerprint is already enrolled issue

I recently encountered a “Fingerprint is already enrolled” error when trying to register a finger print on my Lenovo W530.

I tried to clear the fingerprint data in BIOS, but that didn’t work. After more scouring on the internet I found this question on TechNet.

Turned out all I needed to do to get it working was to delete the C:\Windows\System32\WinBioDatabase\[GUID].DAT file.

ALPS GlidePoint TouchPad configuration in linux

I was missing edge scrolling on my Fujitsu XI3650 laptop running Bodhi Linux 2.2.0.

I came across this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1190259, and here is how I ended getting it working:

cd /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
sudo nano 50-synaptics.conf

Add the following options to the “InputClass” section with identifier “touchpad catchall”:

 Option "SHMConfig" "True"
 Option "LeftEdge" "0"
 Option "RightEdge" "850"
 Option "TopEdge" "300"
 Option "BottomEdge" "650"
 Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "100"
 Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinW" "0"
 Option "VertScrollDelta" "7"
 Option "HorizScrollDelta" "7"
 Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "True"
 Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
 Option "MaxSpeed" "1"
 Option "RTCornerButton" "2"
 Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
 Option "TapButton2" "0"
 Option "TapButton3" "0"

Eclipse UI theming issue

I had some issues with the theming of eclipse juno on linux. I’m running with a dark GTK theme, and the tabs were all light, and blurry even though i told eclipse to use GTK theme in the preferences. I finally found this bug ticket over at eclipse.org: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=392965

The suggestion is to remove all *.css files used for styling. It worked for me:

rm eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_4.2.1.v201209141800/css/*.css

Bodhi Linux

I recently switched from Ubuntu 12.04 to Bodhi Linux 2.1 as my primary home distro. This is a really light weight distro with a slick user interface (defaults to Enlightenment e17). Since it doesn’t come with all the bloat that other distros tend to, I needed to install a few apps and tweak it a little before I felt at home, but now it really is a treat to use.

Go to http://www.bodhilinux.com/ and give the live CD a spin for yourself 🙂