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Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 01 Dec 2002
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NAME

sane-avision - SANE backend for original Avision and Avision OEM scanners (HP, Minolta, Mitsubishi, UMAX and possibly more) flatbed scanners

 

ABOUT THIS FILE

This file only is a short descripton of the avision-backend for sane!

 

DESCRIPTION

The sane-avision library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to Avision flatbed scanners and the Avision OEM scanners labelled with HP and Minolta.

 

CONFIGURATION

The configuration file for this backend resides in         /etc/sane.d/avision.conf.

Its contents is a list of device names that correspond to Avision and Avision compatible scanners and backend-options. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:

I suggest you hold one hand on the power-button of the scanner while you try the first scans!


 # this is a comment
  
 option force-a4
 option disable-gamma-table
 option disable-calibration
 option one-calib-only
 option old-calibration
 
 #scsi Vendor Model Type Bus Channel ID LUN 
 scsi AVISION
 scsi HP
 /dev/scanner
 
 - force-a4:
   Forces the backend to overwrite the scanable area
   returned by the scanner. This might be needed for
   the AV 630 which returns no area - or newer scanners
   which retun the area in a unkown format our backend
   doesn't recongize yet.
 
 - disable-gamma-table:
   Disables the usage of the scanner's gamma-table. You
   might try this if your scans hang or only produces
   random garbage.
 
 - disable-calibration:
   Disables the scanner's color calibration. You
   might try this if your scans hang or only produces
   random garbage.
 
 - one-calib-only:
   When this option is enabled, the backend will only
   perform a calibration when the backend is initialized
   and not before each scan. This might extend the life
   of the CCD, but does not work reliable with the newer
   USB scanners (they hang sometimes or return garbage
   image data). So this option should be used with care.
 
 - old-calibration:
   This enables the use of the old calibration code for
   testing purposes.
 
 Note: Any option above modifies the default code-flow
       for your scanner. The options should only be used
       when you encounter problems with the default be-
       haviour of the backend. Please report the need of
       options to the backend-author so the backend can
       be fixed as soon as possible.

 

DEVICE NAMES

This backend expects device names of the form:

special

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


 Note: Since the backend does only use the scsi interface
       for scanner access, you need a scsi emulation for
       USB devices such as the HP 5300, HP 7400 or Minolta
       film-scanners. The kernel module is named hpusbscsi
       and present in the latest 2.4 and 2.5 kernels.

 

FILES

/etc/sane.d/avision.conf
The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).
/usr/lib/sane/libsane-avision.a
The static library implementing this backend.
/usr/lib/sane/libsane-avision.so
The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).

 

ENVIRONMENT

SANE_CONFIG_DIR
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).
SANE_DEBUG_AVISION
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. The debug level 7 is the author's prefered value to debug backend problems.

Example: export SANE_DEBUG_AVISION=7

 

SEE ALSO

sane(7), sane-scsi(5)
http://drocklinux.dyndns.org/rene/avision/index.html

 

AUTHOR

René Rebe, Meino Christian Cramer and Jose Paulo Moitinho de Almeida


 

Index

NAME
ABOUT THIS FILE
DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURATION
DEVICE NAMES
FILES
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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