[sane-devel] Sane only available to Super User - Canon FP330P

kimbo@xtra.co.nz kimbo@xtra.co.nz
Sat, 13 Dec 2003 20:47:48 +1300

I have MandrakeLinux 9.2.

For the past month or so I have had great difficulty trying to find out why Xsane would only recognise 'Super User' and not 'Normal User'.

I have made sure on each occasion I have re-installed 9.2 that there is only one installation of Sane. I have then installed/upgraded (Sane Backends 1.0.12-5mdk) - also used the version on the Distro's CDs - and then Xsane and also tried it the other way around. But each time I get the message 'No Device found' when using 'Normal User' - yet when I use 'Super User' - bang... in comes Xsane and I am also then able to use Gimp.

Via the Konsole I am only able to get any sense out of the scanner by using the commands scanimage -L or -T and xsane by using 'Super User'. When I try to get the same answers with 'Normal User' - I am told that there is no device.

All I am wanting to achieve for the installation via DrakeScanner to load in what I require and then for me to use the scanner. When I use 'Super User' Xsane keeps telling me not to use 'Super User' as it is dangerous.

Has anyone any solution - I know this same situation exists with other users as the author of Xsane has gone to some lengths to explain things with is various readme files. There has to be a solution surely ......

Is it that Sane loads wrong file permissions?

Please help me out of this hole I seem to have gotten into.