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

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 23:11:12 UTC 2008

we produce neither the hpoj backend or the hpumd.rules file, so i'm
afraid we dont have an answer. but, if i were you i would ask the
hplip folks (or your distro maker) to improve their udev rules for
devices with scanners.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Rick Miles <frmrick at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> 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
> before.
> What is correct in this situation?
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> Rick Miles
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