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    Xsane as regular user in Precise?

    Hi,

    I have installed an Epson TX105 multifunction printer/scanner in Precise and it works great.
    Xsane is driving me insane, though. I can scan as a super user but I cannot scan as a regular user. I assume this should be a problem with permissions but I don't know how to effectively solve it.
    I tried to follow instructions in some threads that I found in the forum, but the information seems outdated and it does not apply to 12.04. I did add my account to the sane and scanner groups as suggested there, but still no joy. I also tried

    chmod a+w /dev/bus/usb/001/002

    but it doesn't work.
    I know Xsane if famous for this problem (which should be addressed somehow by the developers because it frustrates its users).
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem in 12.04? I know Simple Scan works but I would like to use Xsane instead because it has more advanced options.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Xsane as regular user in Precise?

    Hi

    Is there a scanner group ? Are you a member of it ?

    To see if there is a scanner group

    Code:
    grep scanner /etc/group
    To see if you are a member type

    Code:
    groups
    If you are not a member

    Code:
    sudo usermod -aG scanner <your-user_name>
    Case sensitive above. Change <your-user_name> for, *cough*, your username .

    Reboot your PC and check you are part of the scanner group with the groups command again.

    How did that go ?

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    Re: Xsane as regular user in Precise?

    Hi!

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I am a member of scanner (sorry I had a typo in my previous post) and saned.
    Any other idea?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Xsane as regular user in Precise?

    Hi

    Not sure you had a typo. I think maybe somehow i totally misread that sentence in your first post.

    You have chmoded the correct device ?

    with the scanner plugged in can you post the output of

    Code:
    lsusb
    I'm sure you changed the correct one but it's always wise to double check.

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