Pop_OS! on ThinkPad T580

I finally decided to abandon Windows 10 and start using a Linux OS on my ThinkPad T580. I chose the popular Pop_OS! by System76, however there were a few things I needed to change.

Fingerprint Reader

My T580 has a Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader.

Synaptics Metallica MIS Touch Fingerprint Reader
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As of this writing, this fingerprint reader is not supported out-of-the-box and requires additional software.

GitHub - uunicorn/python-validity: Validity fingerprint sensor prototype
Validity fingerprint sensor prototype. Contribute to uunicorn/python-validity development by creating an account on GitHub.

Touchpad

The touchpad in my T580 is a Synaptics TM3276-031.

Unknown Synaptics TM3276-031
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Natural Scrolling

I prefer to use natural scrolling (a habit I gained from using my previous laptop, a MacBook Air).

synclient VertScrollDelta=-80
synclient HorizScrollDelta=-80
Command to enable "natural" scrolling.

Add to ~/.xinitrc to persist across reboots.

Horizontal Scrolling

synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1
Command to enable horizontal scrolling.

Add to ~/.xinitrc to persist across reboots.