sane-coolscanSection: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 4 July 2000
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NAMEsane-coolscan - SANE backend for Nikon film-scanners
ABOUT THIS FILE
This file is a short descripton of the coolscan-backend for sane!
The sane-coolscan library implements a SANE backend that provides the interface to the following Nikon Coolscan Film scanners: Nikon LS20, LS30, LS1000, LS2000.
Even though the backend has worked for a number of people, there are still some problems, especially in combination with some SCSI card/drivers (AHA-1505/aha152x.o) and the autofocus command. You should consider this backend 'alpha' and be carefull when using it the first time.
The configuration file for this backend resides in /etc/sane.d/coolscan.conf.
Its contents is a list of device names that correspond to Nikon Coolscan scanners. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:
The special device name must be a generic SCSI device or a symlink to such a device. To find out to which device your scanner is assigned and how you have to set the permissions of that device, have a look at sane-scsi.
SCSI ADAPTER TIPS
Some SCSI-adapters and low-level SCSI drivers do not work correctly with this backend and the Coolscan scanners. These systems hang when the autofocus command is send to the Scanner. To see a list of which card/driver combinations work or dont work have a look at: http://andreas.rick.free.fr/sane/autofocus.html.
The backend configuration file:
The static library implementing this backend:
The shared library implementing this backend:
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