[arch-general] Scanner only works as root

Neil Darlow neil at darlow.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 01:57:07 EST 2008


Renan Birck wrote:
> I have an HP Photosmart C3180 all-in-one (printer/scanner/copier). 
> Installed cups, hplip, sane.
> Printing works. Scanning, however, only works as root, otherwise xsane 
> says that there are no devices.

I have exactly the same printer. It is important that you are in both 
the *lp* and *scanner* groups to use the device.

For administrative purposes, I believe, it is necessary to be in the 
*sys* group.

Did you also check the sane configuration file to ensure the *hpaio* 
backend is enabled? I think it is in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

Neil Darlow

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