sane-snapscan(5)         SANE Scanner Access Now Easy         sane-snapscan(5)


       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/local/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 consti-
       tutes 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.  On *NIX systems, the direc-
              tories are separated by a colon (`:'), under OS/2, they are sep-
              arated  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 /usr/lo-
              cal/etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment  variable  ends
              with  the directory separator character, then the default direc-
              tories are searched after the explicitly specified  directories.
              For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would re-
              sult in directories tmp/config, ., and /usr/local/etc/sane.d be-
              ing searched (in this order).

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
              vironment 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 Reinholdt-
       sen, Gary Plewa, Sebastien Sable, Oliver Schwartz and Mikael Magnusson.
       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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