[sane-devel] root can scan, user not...

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Tue Oct 20 13:34:11 UTC 2015

Thomas Dahlén writes:

> hi,
> i have a Fujitsu fi -7160 and the latest version of Debian jessie installed.
> [snip]

> thomas at ws2:~$ sudo chmod 666 /dev/bus/usb/003/002
> [sudo] password for thomas:
> thomas at ws2:~$ scanimage --device-name=fujitsu --format tiff > 
> testimage6.tiff
> now it works but is there a better way to solve the problem permanently 
> than to chmod after start.

Add yourself to the scanner group as below, log out and back in again.

  sudo adduser thomas scanner

Hope this helps,
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