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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:… – 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

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

# Defaults for the saned initscript, from sane-utils

# Set to yes to start saned

# Set to the user saned should run as

If directive/variable "RUN" is set to "no", then you must change it to "yes". To do this, open /etc/default/saned file with following command:

sudo -H gedit /etc/default/saned

Set RUN=yes. Now, saned service will be started during start-up of Ubuntu, but to start the service for now, run following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/saned start

If you see a line similar to the below line, it means that the service is running.

[ ok ] Starting saned (via systemctl): saned.service.
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