[Novalug] more questions on getting scanner to work again - Ubuntu
bdalzell at qis.net
Wed Nov 25 21:12:50 EST 2009
My SCSI Epson Perfection scanner worked with Ubuntu until I upgraded to
My lshw finds the scanner
found SCSI processor "EPSON Perfection636 1.14" at /dev/sg5
# Your SCSI scanner was detected. It may or may not be supported by
# scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
sudo scanimage -L
device `epson2:/dev/sg5' is a Epson Perfection636 flatbed scanner
device `epson:/dev/sg5' is a Epson Perfection636 flatbed scanner
device `epkowa:scsi:/dev/sg5' is a Epson Perfection636 flatbed scanner
however neither "sane-find-scanner" nor "scanimage -L" run as a normal
logged in user will find the scanner.
sudo xsane - does produce a working scan despite the warnings that you
get not to run Xsane as root.
how do I get the scanner to have permissions for a normal user to use?
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