[sane-devel] sane - access problem with debian squeeze

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Thu Apr 7 19:11:00 UTC 2011

postbote2009-debian at yahoo.com wrote:


> device `pixma:04A91725' is a CANON Canon PIXMA MP610 multi-function peripheral

Seeing how your device is an MFP, it's probably root:lp instead of
root:scanner due to a change in udev itself between Lenny and Squeeze.

In Lenny the scanner group would prevail, in Squeeze it's the lp group
that prevails. In Lenny the issue was with printing to MFPs, in Squeeze
it's with scanning.

Two ways to work around this:
 - add your user to the lp group
 - use ConsoleKit and any user physically logged into the machine
   (running the X session) will have access to the scanner


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