USB scanner permission

John Thompson john at
Wed Feb 20 11:39:32 UTC 2008

After one of the latest rounds of updates of FC8 I find I can no longer 
use xsane as a normal user: it shows the "Looking for devices" pop-up 
but never finds my USB scanner. If I run xsane as "root" it works fine, 
so apparently this is a permission problem.

How do I determine which device file in /dev is being used for the 
scanner? This used to be simple before the days of udev...


John (john at

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