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sane-canon630u

Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 06 Apr 2002
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NAME

sane-canon630u - SANE backend for the Canon 630u USB flatbed scanner  

DESCRIPTION

The sane-canon library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to the following Canon flatbed scanners:

CanoScan 630u
CanoScan 636u (hopefully)

IMPORTANT: this is alpha code. Although there are no known bugs at this time, this code uses the Linux USB kernel drivers, which are currently in active development. So it may not work, your computer might even hang, and it cannot be excluded (although I consider it extremely unprobable) that your scanner will be damaged.

That said, TESTERS ARE WELCOME. Send your bug reports and comments to Nathan Rutman <nathan@gordian.com>

 

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 USB scanner 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/usb/scanner0 for example. See sane-usb(5) for details.

 

CONFIGURATION

The contents of the canon630u.conf file is a list of device names that correspond to Canon USB scanners. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. Only one device name can be listed in canon630u.conf.

 

NOTES

Due to Canon's unwillingness to provide scanner documentation, this software was developed by analyzing the USB traffic of the Windows 2000 driver. So things like the calibration procedure I kind of made up; it seems to work for my scanner. If you have complaints, let me know.

This driver requires the ability to send USB Control Messages, available in kernel 2.4.12 or later.

This scanner may not be recognized (yet) by the USB kernel driver. Check for "Driver=usbscanner" under /proc/bus/usb/devices. If "Driver=(none)", try forcing it with "modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x2204"

 

FILES

/etc/sane.d/canon630u.conf
The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).
/usr/lib/sane/libsane-canon630u.a
The static library implementing this backend.
/usr/lib/sane/libsane-canon630u.so
The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).
/tmp/canon.cal
The calibration file used to normalize pixel brightness. This is calculated every time the scanner is first used after it has lost power. It can be forced to recalibrate by simply deleting this file.
 

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_CANON630U
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.

Example: export SANE_DEBUG_CANON630U=10

 

SEE ALSO

sane(7), sane-usb(5), sane-find-scanner(1)
http://canon-fb630u.sourceforge.net/
 

AUTHOR

Nathan Rutman


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
DEVICE NAMES
CONFIGURATION
NOTES
FILES
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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