Comment 12 for bug 217571

solar3 (solar3) wrote :

[Solved for Jaunty]
My solution to only being able to use a scanner as root in Jaunty, much simpler than udev.rules, is:
  1) lsusb
.......
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:0182 Brother Industries, Ltd Composite Device

(but see also sudo xsane , where the xsane top panel says 0.996 DCP-7010:bus3;dev2 )

2) sudo pcmanfm
go to /dev/bus/usb/002/002
(Might want to try /dev/bus/usb/003/002 as well if this bus no. confusion exists)
Right mouse click > properties > permissions
Allow Run for Group and Other Users.

3) Reboot. I can now scan as a normal user.