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

Kim L. Mantle kimbo@xtra.co.nz
Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:18:45 +1300


I thank you for your prompt response and accurate assessment of the =
issue I
have been grappling with over recent times.

Your advice has been wonderful - after completing the required changes =
scanner came up first time!!

May you and all other sane group members - I wish you all the very best =
Christmas and New Year.

Looking forward to the continuation of sane-devel group mailings. =
how much information is so readily provided by this group.

Regards to you


-----Original Message-----
From: Till Kamppeter [mailto:till.kamppeter@gmx.net]=20
Sent: Sunday, 14 December 2003 5:09 a.m.
To: kimbo@xtra.co.nz
Cc: sane-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Sane only available to Super User - Canon =

Proceed as shown on


and your scanner should also work for normal users.


Kim L. Mantle wrote:
> I have MandrakeLinux 9.2.
> For the past month or so I have had great difficulty trying to find=20
> 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=20
> 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 -=20
> 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=20
> 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=20
> 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=20
> load in what I require and then for me to use the scanner. When I use=20
> 'Super User' Xsane keeps telling me not to use 'Super User' as it is=20
> 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=20
> 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.
> Thanks
> Kimbo