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Re: sane access for non-root user



> On 12/13/05, Richard Lyons <richard@the-place.net> wrote:
> > I've just spent over an hour googling in vain.  And I am sure I should
> > know the answer to this...
> >
> > New sid install (on a not-new Dell Inspiron 8200 FWIW).  Installed xsane
> > and can only access it as root.  Added myself to scanner group, but
> > still xsane finds 'no devices available' as ordinary user.  Can someone
> > remind me or point me at the relevant instructions.
> >
> > uname -r says 2.6.12-1-386. udevd is running -- I suppose that is
> > obvious as the scanner works for root.  What else is important?

Are you sure that the group change (ie. adding yourself to 'scanner') has
been applied to the shell you're running xsane from?  (Check the output of
'groups' or 'id -Gn').

You may have to log out of your Xsession and log in again to get shells
spawned using the new/updated group assignments.  (Is there a more efficient
way to do this?  This seems really inelegant.)

A quick workaround to initialize an up-to-date login environment is to 
'ssh -X localhost' from within a local shell...

FWIW,
-- Brad



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