[sane-devel] local user using scanner

Terry D. Boldt fastsnip-frnds1@yahoo.com
Sun, 15 May 2005 19:42:02 -0400

I looked into using up2date to update the FC3 package - I am restricted 
(financially) to a dialup line ($7.50/month versus $30.00/month for DSL - for 
a working stiff that may not sound like much, but for somebody on disability, 
unable to work, fixed income with fuel prices skyrocketing, that is a LOT). 
To  download the multi-hundreds of Megabytes in the updates is simply not 
feasible in a single dAY. I could packup the machine, check into a local 
Marroitt with high speed internet access (providing the access works on FC3) 
and do the update there :-). 

I was considering having a friend with high speed access at work download the 
total update package(s) and burn CDs for me. Don't know if that is a feasible 
way to access the updates though. It seems that the "up2date" package only 
works online.

I guess I will have to live with a broken FC3 until I can find another distro 
that isn't as badly broken or wait for FC4 - hopefully these problems will be 
fixed there since you indicate the updated FC3 fixes the problem. Unless, 
that is, somebody distributes the updates on CD-ROM, then I could use that.

Thanks for your help.


On Sunday 15 May 2005 04:38 am, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 07:52:11PM -0400, Terry D. Boldt wrote:
> > Read that already. In searching to solve the problem, I found that
> > several days back. Unfortunately it does nothing to solve the problem.
> > The README simply says that the files "libsane.usermap" and
> > "libusbscanner" should be in /etc/hotplug/usb and they are. But they do
> > nothing to elicudate the problem or solve the problem. The README further
> > reads that the solution to the problem is simply to add the user(s) to
> > the "scanner" group.
> I think Tim already pointed you to the solution of your problem. But
> still:
> libusbscanner sets the permissions of the respective /proc/bus/usb...
> file to group write/readable by the scanner group. So if you are in
> group scanner, you should be able to access the scanner.
> Possible reasons for not working:
> - No hotplug support in kernel
> - scanner not listed in libsane.usermap
> - someone has changed libusbscanner
> Bye,
>   Henning