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Re: libusb scanner



On Thu, 04 May 2006 13:24:21 +0200, Erwin Rol <mailinglists erwinrol com> wrote:

> I have a (old) HP6300C USB scanner, that used to work with a usbscanner
> (or was that hpscanner?) kernel module. That kernel module is gone, now
> xsane and kooka only can use it via libusb. The problem is this only
> seems to work when i am root. Is there a way to let normal users use the
> scanner?

As far as I am aware, the only way to do it is to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
and have usbfs mounted with devuid=someone. I'd say, the drive to purge
modules from kernel was rather misguided as far as permissions are
concerned, and we're going to hear from Palm Pilot users yet.

-- Pete


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