Description of problem:
A comment in /etc/hotplug/usb/libusbscanner says
# If the scanner is "cold plugged," this event will likely occur
# before the root filesystem is writeable, but no-one seems to
# know how to fix that.
What about the attached patch? It seems to work for me just fine.
OTOH this may be only important when nobody is actually logged on
a console but a scanner can be used by remote logins. Not a "normal"
situation but not unheard of either. After a console login
pam reapplies permission given in /etc/security/console.perms
with a link which already exists.
Version-Relesase number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 109454 [details]
proposed patch to fix "no-one seems to know how" case
This sounds related to bug #142727
"Long, long time ago..."
sane-backends-1.0.17-0.fc4.2 which includes your patch (thanks!) is building
right now and should hit FC4 updates-testing shortly.