[dapper] can't access usb scanner as normal user???

clay weber claydoh at claydoh.com
Tue Dec 19 04:26:37 UTC 2006

Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
>>  hope, it helps...
> Well since the scanner DOES work with root privileges, and the
> permissions for that directory and it's one file only differed in write
> permissions, I didn't think it could be the problem. But I tested the
> theory by temporarily moving that directory to /root/tmp/ and trying to
> access the scanner. With the same results, sudoer can, normal user CAN'T.
> But thanks for the suggestion. 
I may have missed it, but can sudo *use* the scanner (as opposed to just 

One thing to try and check (I don't know why I didn't think of it  
before) is to see if the users are part of the group 'scanner" in System 
Settings' User section, as it sounds more like a group permissions thing 
rather than a file permission thing. Users should be part of the scanner 
group automatically, I think.


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