My ThinkPad T480 running Linux has a fingerprint scanner that shows up to lsusb as

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 06cb:009a Synaptics, Inc. 

There are no drivers for this fingerprint scanner, and according to PowerTop, it is constantly checking and using up battery.

How do I turn it off completely?

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  • Are you able to disable it in the firmware settings? – Torin Aug 15 at 0:38
  • @Spaceguy99. There is an option in the T480 firmware configuration to disable the fingerprint scanner. – fpmurphy Aug 15 at 0:48

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