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Re: Scanner Hotplug change



I tested out the addition of the hotplug recognition to the change to sane-backends and think that this is easier than opening up a root terminal, locating which usb device is your scanner, then changing the file permissions on the usb device.

The only drawbacks are that most people that will try out Fedora Core 2 will not realize that the device needs to be unplugged after you get control of the console. (GUI I presume, or is it the first terminal logged in?)

Anyway, the scanner was 004 before unplugging it from the hub, then replugging it in, then clicking on the icon to launch xsane. Now it is recognized as 006.

I think that this needed step should be added to the readme for the release. I am starting to see why this is such a problem. (All usb other devices are set to 644 and owned by root. So why would a USB device, such as a scanner be treated differently?)

Jim


-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 43 May 4 20:53 /proc/bus/usb/001/001 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 43 May 4 20:53 /proc/bus/usb/001/002 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50 May 4 20:53 /proc/bus/usb/001/003 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50 May 4 20:53 /proc/bus/usb/001/005 -rw------- 1 jim root 57 May 4 21:00 /proc/bus/usb/001/006



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