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Old 04-26-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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usb scanner bind hp:linusb:002:005 to /dev/usb/scanner0


Hi,

I have a usb scanner HP ScanJety 5200C.

When I start xsane as normal user the program does not find the scanner.
When I start xsane as root user, it finds the scanner and everything works perfectly.

How do I make the scanner available to normal users ??

/dev/usb/scanner0 has got 666 rights.
/etc/sane.d/hp.conf has been changed to look for /dev/usb/scanner0

Thanks a lot !
 
Old 04-26-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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not sure but doesnt the user need execute permissions on the scanner? I dont think they need write permission, seeing as its a reading device. U might just want to give it 755 instead, although you'd think that 6(read/write) would be enough ...
 
Old 04-26-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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not sure but doesnt the user need execute permissions on the scanner? I dont think they need write permission, seeing as its a reading device. U might just want to give it 755 instead, although you'd think that 6(read/write) would be enough ...
yeah. you need permissions to mount and unmount the scanner.

go into your /etc/fstab as root and change the mount options, and change the mount settings of /dev/usb/scanner0 to user. That'll make everybody on the system to mount and unmount (enable and disable) your scanner.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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chmod + s "interfacefile" wil do!
 
Old 04-26-2004, 05:28 PM   #5
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What is my interface file ? Im not sure /dev/usb/scanner0 is actually pointing to my scanner ...
 
Old 07-29-2004, 07:16 AM   #6
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okay I'm such a n00b I haven't even installed yet (chose mandrake 10.0 because I've been in windows since they started tonz of years ago.... need a n00b-friendly GUI and stuff) and I'm getting this hardware checklist thing done. I've got the 5200c and so far, it's the only thing I haven't found driver/support for. Am I missing something here? I think I need someone to hold my hand....:-(

Thanks for any help!!
 
  


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