[sane-devel] scanimage works only from root
Wed, 26 May 2004 22:59:46 -0400
I have an Epson 1260 USB scanner.
I am running Woody, with the latest Sane backport from
Under both root and my own user account, sane-find-scanner returns:
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x011d, chip=LM983x?) at
Under root, scanimage --list-devices gives
device `plustek:libusb:002:003' is a Epson Perfection 1260/Photo USB
... and I can actually scan a page using scanimage -d
plustek:libusb:002:003 --format pnm >outfile.pnm
But, under my own user account, scanimage --list-devices gives
scanimage: no SANE devices found
Obviously there is a permission problem of some kind.
However, my own user account is a member of "video" and "scanner".
The entries in /dev/usb are members of group "video" and have -rw-rw-rw
I'm not sure if it is relevant, but on boot I get the messages
(0x4b8/0x11d is the Epson 1260):
usb.c: registered new driver usbscanner
scanner.c: 0.4.6:USB Scanner Driver
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x4b8/0x11d) is not claimed by any active
scanner.c: open_scanner(0): Unable to access minor data
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