SANE can't find device if used through VNC - F9
jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 23:06:26 UTC 2008
2008/12/1 <redhatdude at bellsouth.net>:
> I got a F9 machine that I access through VNC. If I'm at the machine, I can open
> SANE and scan without any problems. If I, however, do this remotely through VNC,
>> SANE cannot find my HP scanner.
> I tried the same using X11 from a Mac and it didn't work either. However, if I
>> login as root and launch SANE, it works, if finds the scanner and scans.
>> Any idea how to solve this issue?
> Anybody? I'm still searching for an answer on this issue. Still unresolved.
This is probably ConsoleKit/PolicyKit in action. When you log in sat
at the machine, you're a console user with physical access to the
machine, and so you get permissions to access the hardware. When
logging in remotely the permissions don't get set to allow you to
access connected hardware. I suggest having a read about
ConsoleKit/PolicyKit and working out what policy you need to change to
get the permissions you want when logging in via VNC.
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