[sane-devel] USB sanner only as root

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Sun Jan 22 15:35:50 UTC 2006


On 2006-01-18 03:21, Mogens Jaeger wrote:
> sane-find-scanner reports:
> found SCSI processor "EPSON GT-9700 1.05" at /dev/sg6
> This is first time I see the /dev/sg6 - normally its either /dev/sg1 or 
> /dev/sg5
> I have tried to change permissions on the /dev/sg?, and then I can use 
> the scanner as user, but after next reboot, the root-permissions are back.
> Any idea how to change this permanentely? or will it be easier for me to 
> change to a RedHat/Mandriva/???? than having SuSE to act in a proper way?

Find out how your kernel creates device files dynamically. For current
kernels it's udev, older ones use devfs. For devfs and udev there are
configuration respectively rules files which can be used to set

> I have the sane-backends-1.0.17 installed - but I can't find any 
> "libsane.rules" or "libsane.db" on my system!

Both files are for USB, not SCSI so they won't help anyway.


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