sane-snapscan - SANE backend for AGFA SnapScan flatbed scanners


   The  sane-snapscan  library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
   backend that provides access to  AGFA  SnapScan  flatbed  scanners.  At
   present,  the  following scanners are supported from this backend: AGFA
   SnapScan 300, 310, 600, and 1236s, 1236u, 1212u, e20,  e25,  e40,  e50,
   e60,  Vuego  310s,  Acer  300f,  310s, 610s, 610plus, Prisa 620s, Prisa
   620u, Prisa 620ut, Prisa 640u, Prisa 640bu,  Prisa  1240,  Prisa  3300,
   Prisa  4300,  Prisa 5300 and Guillemot Maxi Scan A4 Deluxe (SCSI) (with
   varying success).


   This backend expects device names of the form:


   Where special is the path-name for the special device that  corresponds
   to a SCSI scanner. For SCSI scanners, the special device name must be a
   generic SCSI device or a symlink to such a device.  Under Linux, such a
   device   name   could  be  /dev/sga  or  /dev/sge,  for  example.   See
   sane-scsi(5) for details.

   For USB scanners the devicename must contain the keyword "usb",  as  in
   /dev/usbscanner   or  /dev/usb/scanner0.   For  scanners  that  need  a
   firmware upload before scanning add a  line  starting  with  "firmware"
   followed by the fully qualified path to your firmware file, e.g.

          firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/firmware.bin

   For further details read


   The  contents  of the snapscan.conf file is a list of device names that
   correspond to SnapScan scanners.  Empty lines and lines starting with a
   hash  mark  (#)  are  ignored.   See  sane-scsi(5)  on  details of what
   constitutes a valid device name.


          The  backend  configuration  file  (see  also   description   of
          SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

          The static library implementing this backend.

          The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
          that support dynamic loading).


          This environment variable specifies the list of directories that
          may contain the configuration file.  Under UNIX, the directories
          are separated by a colon (`:'), under OS/2, they  are  separated
          by  a  semi-colon  (`;').   If  this  variable  is  not set, the
          configuration file  is  searched  in  two  default  directories:
          first,   the   current  working  directory  (".")  and  then  in
          /etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment variable ends with
          the  directory separator character, then the default directories
          are searched after the explicitly  specified  directories.   For
          example,  setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result
          in  directories  "tmp/config",  ".",  and  "/etc/sane.d"   being
          searched (in this order).

          If  the  library  was  compiled with debug support enabled, this
          environment variable controls the debug level for this  backend.
          E.g.,  a  value  of 255 requests all debug output to be printed.
          Smaller levels reduce verbosity.


   Man page doesn't provide much information yet.


   sane(7), sane-scsi(5) (new development website)


   Kevin Charter, Franck Schneider, Michel Roelofs, Emmanuel  Blot,  Mikko
   Tyolajarvi,    David    Mosberger-Tang,    Wolfgang   Goeller,   Petter
   Reinholdtsen, Gary Plewa, Sebastien Sable, Oliver Schwartz  and  Mikael
   Man  page  by  Henning Meier-Geinitz (mostly based on the web pages and
   source code).

                              14 Jul 2008                 sane-snapscan(5)


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