USB scanner permission

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Wed Feb 20 14:50:27 UTC 2008

John Thompson wrote:
> 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...
This should be handled by a combination of 
/etc/udev/rules.d/60-libsane.rules and 

I can not really test it here, as I am using a network scanner, and 
that is working.


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