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ezz 01-19-2006 08:08 PM

my scaner won't work, xsane dos'nt find it
When I open xsane, in my user it dos'nt find my scanner, it tells me I don't have permissions, and to try as root, but when I try as root it tells me that it is really DANGEROUS, but, it dos work.
So how do I change my permissions so I don't have to be in root.

by the way I am using slackware, and the scanner is a umax 3450


kak 01-19-2006 11:59 PM

Assuming it is an usb scanner you need to change the permissions on /proc/bus/usb/***/***

Run sane-find-scanner as root
Note this line--->"found USB scanner (vendor=******, product=*****) at libusb:002:006"
002:006 refers to /proc/bus/usb/002/006 as an example.

so to fix "chmod 770 /proc/bus/usb/002/006"

I have the chmod line in rc.local because if I remembered correctly /proc is a non permanent directory so it gets updated with each boot.
It may not be nessesary but it doesn't seem to hurt anything.

ezz 01-20-2006 01:26 AM

it is a usb scanner.
I went to /proc/bus/usb/ and I looked and I couldn't find any thing that I could change my permissions in

I found my rc.local but didn't find any thing in there ether


kak 01-20-2006 08:05 AM

There should be nothing in rc.local to start with. You will need to add the chmod line.

Are you using 2.4 or 2.6 kernel?

Assuming KDE is installed open up kuser as root.
Check your groups; make sure scanner is one and add yourself to that group.
You may need to create the group manually and you may need to restart(can't remember for sure though)

add the following to rc.local
chmod -R 770 /proc/bus/usb/
Then restart.

ezz 01-20-2006 10:17 AM

Thanks it worked

I am using 2.6 Kernel

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