[sane-devel] xsane 0.991, sane 1.0.17 not working as root.

Abhay Kedia abhay.ilugd at gmail.com
Sat May 6 14:36:05 UTC 2006

Hello Everyone,

I am using xsane 0.991 with sane backends 1.0.17, udev 090 and kernel under Gentoo 2006.0. Scanner is Microtek ScanMaker 3840.

When I run xsane as root, it works without any problems but when running under 
normal user account, xsane hangs to acquire preview or scan. The user is 
included in scanner and usb group. Permissions on the relevant file 
in /proc/bus/usb/ is 0666.

I have read the document available in following link but it did not help

I have searched web and mailing list archives while trying to set permissions 
on every file that I could find but things are not working.

Here is some more relevant info

# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 05da:30d4 Microtek International, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

$ scanimage -L
device `sm3840:libusb:005:005' is a Microtek ScanMaker 3840 flatbed scanner

$ ls -l /proc/bus/usb/005/005
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root scanner 57 May  6 18:56 /proc/bus/usb/005/005

$ id
uid=1000(abhay) gid=100(users) groups=5(tty),6(disk),10(wheel),14(uucp),18

Can some one please direct me to any links where I can find more info on 
solving this problem. Thanks in advance.


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