[sane-devel] Redhat Linux 7.3 and Epson 1650 USB Scanner

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Mon, 5 Aug 2002 20:49:17 -0400

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First of all, the permissions on the scanner device file should be
different: The way it is, only root can scan. If you set it to 666,
then everybody can use the scanner.

You should also reinstall the sane-backend package, there is (was?)
a problem with the upgrade that can be fixed with this command

rpm -e --nodeps sane-backends
rpm -ivh sane-backends-1.0.7-6.i386.rpm
(you need the sane-backends-...rpm file from your distribution).

Karl Heinz

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 04:28:03PM -0700, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> Just joined the list because I can't find an answer to this problem.  I'v=
> searched using google and turn up the same problem but I never found a=20
> resolution.
> I had saned working with my Redhat Linux 7.2 system but then I upgraded t=
> RHL 7.3.  Now I'm getting "scanner.c: open_scanner(*): Unable to access=
> minor data" where * is 1 to 15.  I've confirmed that the device is known=
> to the kernel (cat /proc//bus/usb/devices) and used modprobe with the=20
> proper arguments and there is a /dev/usb/scanner0 through 15.
>    Should the ownership and permissions be different that root:root and=
> crw------- ?  This is driving me crazy.  Have it working then upgrade the=
> backends etc. and have it break.
> TIA,
> Rod
> --=20
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