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I have an all-in-one printer Epson SX130, wich I have just tried to install. I got the printer working with no problem, but I couldn't set the scanner up. I have had another all-in-one printer before (Brother DCP-125C), and had just the same problem, so I decided to try the same trick I used to do then, running the scanning program as super-user:

$sudo simple-scan


$ sudo xsane

Once again, it worked just fine, and I could use the scanner.

Anyhow, this solution is a little annoying, because I also have to change the permissions to the files I get scanning like this.

I have been searching the internet for solutions and got to know this must have something to do with user groups permissions, but couldn't find a satisfying solution. Is there anyone with an idea?

Thank you in advance.

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You need to be a member of the 'scanner' group. In a terminal, type sudo adduser <yourusernamehere> scanner. Replace <yourusernamehere> with your username, without the angle brackets.

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It works!!! Thank you! :-) – Eugénio Outeiro Nov 3 '12 at 17:36
You're welcome. – Clive van Hilten Nov 3 '12 at 18:54

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