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       sane-p5 - SANE backend for the Primax PagePartner


       The  sane-p5  library  implements  a  SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the Primax PagePartner parallel port sheet fed scanner.

       This backend handles 100, 150, 200, 300 and 600 dpi scan resolutions, in  color  and  gray
       modes.  The  600  dpi  is  actually  300x600  with  lines  enlarged  to match the vertical

       EPP/ECP MODES ONLY The current version of the  backend  uses  only  EPP  or  ECP  mode  to
       communicate  with the scanner. It is recommended that you set your parallel port to EPP in
       BIOS with the current version of this backend. ECPEPP will only work if you use a  2.4  or
       2.6 kernel with ppdev character device support.


       This backend expects device names of the form:

              port value

       Where value is :

              auto   autodetect all parallel ports and probe them for scanner

                     uses linux ppdev device, depending on the number of available parallel port,
                     you have to use /dev/parport1, /dev/parport2, ...

       You can rename any device using the

              option name my_name

       option. This option apply to the last port option.


       Please make sure to edit dll.conf before you use the backend,  since  this  backend  isn't
       enabled by default.


              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.  E.g., a value of 255 requests all debug
              output to be printed.  Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

              level   debug output
              ------- ------------------------------
               0       critical errors
               1       errors
               2       warnings & minor errors
               4       information messages
               8       start/stop of functions
               16      tracing messages
               32      I/O functions
               64      I/O functions with traces
               128     scanned/calibration data

       SEE ALSO
              sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8)


       Stéphane Voltz <>


       Support for the Prima PagePartner has been made possible thank to an hardware donation  by
       Sébastien Lange.


       If  something  doesn't work mail or use the bug tracker
       at .  Please  give  as  much
       information as you can.

       SANE version
              run "scanimage -V" to determine this

       the backend version and your scanner hardware
              run  "SANE_DEBUG_P5=255  scanimage  -L  2>log" as root. If you don't get any output
              from  the  p5  backend,  make  sure   a   line   "p5"   is   included   into   your
              @CONFIGDIR@/dll.conf.  If your scanner isn't detected, make sure you've defined the
              right port address, or the correct device in your p5.conf.

       the name of your scanner/vendor
              also a worthy information. Please also include the optical resolution and lamp type
              of your scanner, both can be found in the manual of your scanner.

       any further comments
              if  you  have  comments about the documentation (what could be done better), or you
              think I should know something, please include it.

@PACKAGEVERSION@                           15 Feb 2010                                 sane-p5(5)