[sane-devel] udev rules question for hp-psc2355

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Wed Sep 10 19:50:33 UTC 2008

I have been using saned for networking scanners on slackware for 3 or so years 
with hpoj and a hp-psc2355 but recently upgraded the server box to slack-12.1 and 
decided to not use hpoj as its a bit old.

I set up as usually with permissions, /etc/services, /etc/inetd.conf 
and /etc/sane.d config files on both server and clients. I could scan as a user 
in an ssh session on the server but could not do so as client. 

I finally figured out that the permissions being set up were defined 
in /etc/udev/rules.d/55-hpumd.rules and not in 80-libsane.rules. The device 
belonged to root:lp and in order to allow users to scan I had to change 
permissions from 0664 to 0666 in the rule. I suppose the alternative would be to 
make the users members of lp but I've never heard of users being members of lp 

What is correct in this situation? 


Rick Miles

Movement stopped is no movement,
and rest set in motion is no rest.

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