> Hi Mark, et.al.
> Much of my frustration has been relieved. My new
> scanner/Adaptec-card/SANE/X Scanimage work beautifully. In root. Which
> files do I chmod or chown to permit myself as user to access my
> This is just the sort of problem that bites a Win95 refugee in the ass.
> All my other graphics applications work as advertised. That is to say
> if I point and click K-> Graphics-> Cameleo, DVI Viewer, Fax Viewer,
> Fractals Generator, Gimp, Icon Editor, Image Viewer, KIllustrator,
> Paint, PS Viewer, SnapShot, TGif, Xfig, or xv, these applications boot
> up and I can use them.
> Not X Scanimage. It works only if I log in as root and pointy/clicky.
> It does not work if I su to root and use the command xscanimage in a
> I think I am close to an answer, but like Tantalus, the grapes are
> always just out of reach, and the water just below my lips.
Huh? I hadn't actually tried logging in directly; I had always su'd to root
from my user login. I'll have to try it but first let me see if I understand
login as user:
loging as root:
-terminal-> 'xscanimage' doesn't work
-desktop applauncher->xscanimage *does* work
That doesn't seem right. Is it?
> Bob Eaton
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