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    How to make scanner work on VM of Oracle VirtualBox

    Hi all,

    Oracle VirtualBox
    Host - Ubuntu 16.04
    VM - Ubuntu 18.04
    Epson scanner 3490
    XSane

    The scanner is working on Host XSane but unable to work on VM.

    On VM:
    $ lsusb
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    $ scanimage -L
    Code:
    No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
    check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
    sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
    which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
    $ sane-find-scanner
    Code:
      # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
      # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
      # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
      # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
      # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
    
    could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0003 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
    could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 001:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
      # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
      # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
      # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.
      # Not checking for parallel port scanners.
      # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
      # can't be detected by this program.
      # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
      # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
      # necessary.
    could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0003 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)

    $ ls -al /usr/share/sane/snapscan/
    Code:
    total 72
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root    root     4096 May 13 21:56 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root    root     4096 May 13 21:55 ..
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 satimis satimis 64000 May 13 21:54 Esfw52.bin
    On Host
    ⟫ cat /etc/group | grep vboxuser
    Code:
    vboxusers:x:129:satimis
    User already registered.

    Edit-1
    ====
    $ ls -ald /usr/share/sane
    Code:
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 13 21:55 /usr/share/sane
    $ ls -ald /usr/share/sane
    Code:
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 13 21:55 /usr/share/sane
    $ ls -ald /usr/share/sane/snapscan/
    Code:
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 13 21:56 /usr
    Do I need to change all of them to satimis:satimis ?

    Edit-2
    Problem solved as follow:
    ===================

    VM VirtualBox Manager
    --> Settings --> USB

    USB Device Filters
    right click the "Blank window"
    --> Add Filter From Device
    --> select [EPSON Scanner [0110]]
    --> OK

    Restart VM
    Now Epson scanner is working on VM. XSane finds the scanner.

    Regards
    satimis
    Last edited by satimis; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:56 PM.

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