sane-hpsj5s

Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 24 Feb 2002
 

NAME

sane-hpsj5s - SANE backend for HP ScanJet 5S sheetfed scanner  

DESCRIPTION

The sane-hpsj5s library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to parallel port Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5S scaner.

IMPORTANT: this is alpha code. Don't expect this to work correctly. Many functions are missing, others contain errors. In some cases, your computer might even hang. It cannot be excluded (although I consider it extremely unprobable) that your scanner will be damaged.

LIMITATIONS: For now this backend works only at Linux platform.This limitation is due dependance on libieee1284 library. If your system supports libieee1284 too, this backend should work. If you ported libieee1284 for you platform, please let me know.Your system should support EPP (or EPP+ECP ) mode to operate this scaner. Future versions will support ECP and SPP (Nibble and Byte) modes also. It's planned to support for scaners not only at 0 daisy-chain position, but at any one. Support for multiple scaners could be implemented too.

Current version implements only gray scale scaning. True Color and B/W modes are not supported for now.

That said, TESTERS ARE WELCOME. Send your bug reports and comments to Max Vorobiev <pcwizard@yandex.ru>.

 

DEVICE NAMES

This backend expects device names of the form:

special

Where special is the parallel port name in form, libieee1284 expects. It seems to be system dependent. Under Linux it's parport0, parport1, etc.  

CONFIGURATION

The contents of the hpsj5s.conf file is a list of parport names that correspond to HP ScanJet 5S scanners. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. Only one device name can be listed in hpsj5s.conf for this moment. Future versions will support daisy chain selection.

 

TIPS

It seems that HP ScanJet 5S scaner uses software noise correction. This feature is not implemented for now. So does gamma correction and calibration. I'll handle it in future versions. Native resolution for this scaner is 300 DPI. Other modes could be jagged in some ways.

 

FILES

/etc/sane.d/hpsj5s.conf
The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).
/usr/lib*/sane/libsane-hpsj5s.a
The static library implementing this backend.
/usr/lib*/sane/libsane-hpsj5s.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).

 

SEE ALSO

sane(7)
http://hpsj5s.sourceforge.net
http://cyberelk.net/tim/libieee1284
 

AUTHOR

Max Vorobiev
Man page mostly based on canon.man


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
DEVICE NAMES
CONFIGURATION
TIPS
FILES
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
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