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April 11th, 2010, 05:42 PM
hi my beloved,

i've installed a xeroxphaser 3100 multifunction printer. Drivers available are only for ubuntu 7.1. I have 9.1. the printer works correctly (more or less). The scanner works only under root. I found on an italian forum this solution

sudo adduser $user lp
sudo adduser $user lpadmin

than restart session

what i receive back is:

silver@silver:~$ sudo adduser $silver lp
adduser: L'utente «lp» esiste gią. (user already exists)
silver@silver:~$ sudo adduser $silver lpadmin
adduser: Il gruppo «lpadmin» esiste gią. (group already exists)

anyone can help?

April 12th, 2010, 04:51 PM

You could try in a terminal :

sudo xsane

thats assuming you use xsane, change it to whatever you use, it is a permission issue (I have the same bother with an Epson) and make sure you have xsane-dev(libxsane-dev?), until a proper fix comes along.

Regards, Ellgor.