I've just installed Mint8 KDE CE after a couple of years on Kubuntu Hardy with KDE3.5--and everything's changed!
I have a Plustek parallel port scanner that I've managed to get working, thanks to command-line commands and .conf file editing.
I've checked the forums here and the fix for root-only seems to apply to usb scanners only. I've come across some posts about parallel port scanners, but they're not recent, and I'm loath to try anything in case it's no longer valid. (I've already hosed my internet connection and a couple of apps, and had to reinstall).
In Hardy, I just had to add myself to the scanner group, but I see there is no longer a scanner group. Could someone please take me to the next step so I can easily use Xsane through Gimp and OO?