Re: sane access for non-root user
On Tuesday, 13 December 2005 at 14:28:18 -0500, Brad Sawatzky wrote:
> > On 12/13/05, Richard Lyons <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Installed xsane
> > > and can only access it as root. Added myself to scanner group, but
> > > still xsane finds 'no devices available' as ordinary user.
> 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').
Yes, did that.
> 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.)
More than that, I logged out and back on again from console and then
restarted X. I had a feeling that was necessary, but perhaps it was
overkill. But yes, it is inelegant.
> A quick workaround to initialize an up-to-date login environment is to
> 'ssh -X localhost' from within a local shell...
I didn't know that. Thanks.