Description of problem:
I have a scanner Epson V200 usb: 04b8:012e
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. plugin scanner after installing iscan drivers
2. scanner is usable by root user, but not by normal user
only root has access
at least someone using X should have rights to use it
worked fine in Fedora 11 prior to preupgrade
hmm, don't know how scanner permissions are handled nowadays ..
Any update on this? Would be nice to have the scanner accessible to users in F12.
Even telling me what files I need to alter to fix this would be nice.
Created attachment 364628 [details]
I was able to make my scanner work for non-root users by installing this file, adding a group named scanner and then adding my id to the scanner group.
I am a developer working on iscan and after investigating, the only conclusion I can come to is that the problem is a permissions issue in Fedora 12, see my comment here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=527031.
Not installing iscan and using only the epson2 backend provided by sane-backends, I was still unable to use any of the Epson scanners I tried as a regular user.
iscan bases its permissions on the underlying distribution, so if permissions don't work with epson2 they can't work with iscan. I hope this can get fixed for the final Fedora 12 release.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 512516 ***