[GLLUG] New printer needed

Tim Woodall t at woodall.me.uk
Thu Oct 16 19:06:49 UTC 2014

The 'only working from root account' is slmost certainly a permissions
problem in /dev/usb (or whereever udev creates the device nodes for
the printer)

Either add yourself to the group that owns the node (easy) or fiddle
with the udev config - harder, especially as the printer and the
scanner almost certainly share the same node.


On 16/10/2014, Alain Williams <addw at phcomp.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:46:20PM +0100, Roger Dormer wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I've just replaced my Deskjet 520! with a Canon Pixma multifunction
>> printer and have it installed with Debian 7.
> What model ? According to the below SANE supports most (not all) Pixma:
> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON
>> It's working fine. Sane however, cannot find it for scanning.
>> It does scan from GIMP very well though, but due to me being a recent
>> refugee from Windows, and a bear of very little brain, it only works
>> from the root account.
>> I haven't researched the cost of consumables.
>> Hang on, I haven't tried Sane from the root account...
>> Only Windows drivers come with the machine. I downloaded .deb packages
>> from the Canon site and installed them (eventually).
>> Is CentOS Red Hat based? I'm sure .rpm packages were available, but
>> please check with the Canon web-site to make sure before committing
>> yourself.
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