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Re: Setting up USB scanner



On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 13:57 -0800, gcrimp@vcn.bc.ca wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:57:20AM +0100, Joan Tur wrote:
> > Es Diumenge 23 Gener 2005 08:28, en gcrimp@vcn.bc.ca va escriure:
> > | Hi,
> > |
> > | I'm trying to wade through the process of getting USB working so I can use
> > | a hand me down Epson 1250 Photo USB scanner on woody system, with kernel
> > | 2.4.18 that I've configured and compiled myself.
[...]
> > | I can get sane-find-scanner to find the beast (vendorID 04b8, productID
> > | 010f at /dev/usb/scanner0, or libusb:001:002) but can't get any of xsane,
> > | xscanimage, scanimage, or the gimp (using xsane) to find the scanner.
> > |
> > | If I try
> > |
> > |  $ xsane
> > |
> > | by itself, an info box pops up telling me "scanning for devices".  After a
> > | couple of minutes I get "xsane: no device available"
> > Does the user belong to the plugdev group?  If not, try again after adding 
> > it  ;)
> 
> I don't appear to have such a group on my machine 
> 
>     bash # grep plugdev /etc/group
>     bash #
> 
> and nothing relevant seems to be owned by the group
> 
>     bash # ls -ld /dev/usb/scanner0 /etc/sane.d/ /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf
>     crw-rw-rw-    1 root     root     180,  48 Mar 14  2002 /dev/usb/scanner0
>     drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         3072 Jan 22 23:52 /etc/sane.d
>     -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2968 Jan 22 23:21 /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf
[...]

Try changing the group of /dev/usb/scanner0 to 'scanner' and add
yourself to that group. I needed this on my PC...

HTH
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