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       sane-ibm - SANE backend for IBM and Ricoh SCSI flatbed scanners


       The  sane-ibm  library  implements  a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the IBM 2456 and the Ricoh IS-410, IS-420, and IS-430 flatbed scanners.  Support
       for  the  IS-410  and  IS-430 is untested. Please contact the maintainer or the sane-devel
       mailing list if you own such a scanner.

       This backend is alpha-quality. It may have bugs and some scanners haven't been  tested  at
       all. Be careful and pull the plug if the scanner causes unusual noise.


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where  special  is  either the path-name for the special device that corresponds to a SCSI
       scanner. The program sane-find-scanner helps to find out the correct device. Under  Linux,
       such  a  device  name  could  be  /dev/sg0 or /dev/sga, for example.  See sane-scsi(5) for


       The contents of the ibm.conf file is a list  of  device  names  that  correspond  to  SCSI
       scanners.   Empty  lines  and  lines  starting  with  a  hash  mark  (#) are ignored.  See
       sane-scsi(5) on details of what constitutes 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.  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 @CONFIGDIR@.  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 "@CONFIGDIR@" being searched (in this order).

              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.


       sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),


       mf <>
       Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

@PACKAGEVERSION@                           13 Jul 2008                                sane-ibm(5)