Thus spake Sylvain Petreolle: > > > crw-r--r-- 1 root root 180, 48 Apr 11 > > 09:25 /dev/usb/scanner0 > > Shouldn't you have write access to the device ? Yes, but since I was screwing with it as root, I did have write access. I'd twiddled the permissions a bit in the process---it was rw-rw-rw- before. I put it back that way, tried it again, and got the same results. -- J.