Fixing permission for my USB scanner on Debian

Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 01:00 AM

Today I wasnít able to access my scanner with xsane as a user (that belongs to group scanner) anymore. Checking the permissions in /proc/bus/usb revealed that the permission configuration of hotplugd had not set the group to scanner but to root. Since I remembered that configuring hotplugd is tedious and boring, I did a quick

apt-get install udev

and repluged my Epson CX3650. And voila, it worked!

Udevís package description tells me that udev replaces the hotplug package and requires a kernel not older than 2.6.12.

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