sane-ibm(5) SANE Scanner Access Now Easy sane-ibm(5)
sane-ibm - SANE backend for IBM and Ricoh SCSI flatbed scanners
The sane-ibm library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) back‐
end that provides access to the IBM 2456 and the Ricoh IS-410, IS-420,
and IS-430 flatbed scanners. Support for the IS-410 and IS-430 is
untested. Please contact the maintainer or the sane-devel mailing list
if you own such a scanner.
This backend is alpha-quality. It may have bugs and some scanners
haven't been tested at all. Be careful and pull the plug if the scanner
causes unusual noise.
This backend expects device names of the form:
Where special is either the path-name for the special device that cor‐
responds to a SCSI scanner. The program sane-find-scanner helps to find
out the correct device. Under Linux, such a device name could be
/dev/sg0 or /dev/sga, for example. See sane-scsi(5) for details.
The contents of the ibm.conf file is a list of device names that corre‐
spond to SCSI 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
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 config‐
uration 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 sepa‐
rator 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
If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this
environment variable controls the debug level for this backend.
Higher debug levels increase the verbosity of the output.
sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),
Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
13 Jul 2008 sane-ibm(5)
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