My name is Eric Fallon. I have discovered a unique problem with the ppSCSI
patch. It involves the onscsi module hanging the PC when you issue the
command 'insmod onscsi'. The problem only occurs when I give others
permission to 'sg0' (my scanner device). I will explain in detail below.
I am running RedHat 7.1 Kernel 2.4.2 with the ppSCSI patch for Kernel 2.4.
I installed the ppSCSI patch so that I could use a Microtek E3 scanner. The
patch works perfectly when I log in as 'root' user and apply the following
The scanner functions properly and all the SANE tools work appropriately.
However, I have tried to change the permission settings of sg0 (my scanner
device) so that I can access this as a normal user with the SANE tools. I
have tried chmod 666 and numerous other combinations on the device. But
when I run the above commands 'insmod onscsi' hangs the PC every time. The
only permission combination it likes is when user and group have read and
write permission. But you of course then need to be the root user to use
the device. Is this standard behavior that you have to only give the root
permission to the device?
This is an annoying problem that I can not find the answer to. Have you
seen this problem before? Is there a way that I can set this device so that
I will be able to access it NOT logged in as 'root' and without the onscsi
module hanging when loading?
Thank you for your help,
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