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I want to know why the scanner utility saned is disabled on boot and how to resolve this issue. I have had this problem on 3 laptops and I cannot find a solution other than manually restarting the service.

Here is the error

saned disabled edit /etc/default/saned
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Is it preventing logon like in the following: askubuntu.com/questions/126065/… –  Mordoc Mar 21 '13 at 18:54
    
No it is not. it is just blocking the scanner from working. I have to go commandline to restart it. Not good for novice users. –  Ubuntuser Mar 21 '13 at 22:39

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As the error said, look inside /etc/default/saned :

# Defaults for the saned initscript, from sane-utils

# Set to yes to start saned
RUN=no

# Set to the user saned should run as
RUN_AS_USER=saned

Set RUN=yes and it should work. Good luck.

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