Permissions problem for sane

Anthony Campbell ac at
Thu Aug 6 14:41:28 UTC 2015

On 06 Aug 2015, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Aug 2015, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >My first posting to this list. I've been using 10.1 for a couple of
> >months on my Thinkpad T60 without problems.
> >
> >Trying to get my Epson 1650 scanner to work, I found it was only
> >detected as root. It's at /dev/usb:/dev/ugen0.2
> >
> >After googling, I found instructions on Freebsd manual for 8.7, which
> >involved creating a usb group and making/modifying /etc/devfs.rules.
> >This didn't work.
> >
> >I then added myself to the wheel and operator groups but again no
> >result.
> >
> >Should I modify the permissions on /dev/ugen0.2?
> That will work temporarily.  The scanner might not always appear at 0.2,
> though.  A similar way of doing this is to make your normal user a member of
> the operator group, and assign all USB devices to that group with
> /etc/devfs.rules:
>   add path 'usb/*' mode 0660 group operator

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I've already tried that but it
doesn't make any difference. Still I can only find the scanner as root.

Anthony Campbell

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