[sane-devel] How do I scan as a normal user?

Chris Lale chrislale at untrammelled.co.uk
Mon Apr 28 08:57:23 UTC 2008

>> On 4/25/08, Marc Shapiro <mshapiro_42 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>   I'm not sure what
>>>  changed that, but it now recognizes the scanner if I run scanimage, or
>>>  xscanimage as root, but NOT if I run as a normal user.  

If you are running Debian, the answer is simple. Simply add users to the group
"scanner" (Debian should have created this group for you). If you are running
the Gnome desktop: Desktop -> Administration -> Users and Groups, Users tab ->
Add user. If you add yourself, remember to logout and login again to activate
your membership of the group for that session.


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