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sane-genesys - SANE backend for GL646, GL841, GL843, GL847 and GL124 based USB flatbed scanners
The sane-genesys library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to USB flatbed scanners based on the Genesys GL646, GL841 and GL847 chips. At present, the following scanners are known to work with this backend: Canon LiDE 35/40/50/60/100/110/200/210 Hewlett-Packard HP2300C/HP3670/HP3690 Medion MD5345/MD6228/MD6274 Panasonic KV-SS080 Plustek OpticBook 3600 Pentax DSmobile 600 Syscan/Ambir DocketPORT 467/485/487/665/685 Visioneer OneTouch 7100/Strobe XP100 (rev3)/XP200/XP300/Roadwarrior Xerox Travel Scanner 100 This is stable software for supported models. But if you test new or untested scanners, keep your hand at the scanner's plug and unplug it, if the head bumps at the end of the scan area. If you own a scanner other than the ones listed above that works with this backend, please let me know this by sending the scanner's exact model name and the USB vendor and device ids (e.g. from /proc/bus/usb/devices, sane-find-scanner or syslog) to the sane-devel mailing list. Even if the scanner's name is only slightly different from the models mentioned above, please let me know. If you own a scanner that isn't detected by the genesys backend but has a GL646, GL841, GL843 or GL847 chipset, you can try to add it to the backend.
To give correct image quality, sheet fed scanners need to be calibrated using the calibration sheet sold with the scanner. To do calibration, you must insert this target in the feeder then start calibration either by passing the --calibrate option to scanimage or by clicking on the available 'calibrate' button in the 'advanced options' in a graphical frontend. The result of the calibration is stored in a file in the home directory of the user doing it. If you plug the scanner in another machine or use it with another account, calibration will have to be redone.
EXTRAS SCAN OPTIONS
--lamp-off-time number The lamp will be turned off after the given time (in minutes). A value of 0 means that the lamp won't be turned off. --threshold percent 0..100% (in steps of 1). Select minimum brightness to get a white point. Pixels whith brightness below that value will be scanned as black. --disable-interpolation yes|no When using high resolutions where the horizontal resolution is smaller than vertical resolution, data is expanded by software to preserve picture geometry. This can be disbled by this option to get real scanned data. --color-filter None|Red|Green|Blue When using gray or lineart this option selects the used color. Using a color filter will give a monochrome scan. CIS based scanners can to true gray when no filter (None value) is selected. Additionally, several 'software' options are exposed by the backend. These are reimplementations of features provided natively by larger scanners, but running on the host computer. This enables smaller machines to have similar capabilites. Please note that these features are somewhat simplistic, and may not perform as well as the native implementations. Note also that these features all require that the driver cache the entire image in memory. This will almost certainly result in a reduction of scanning speed. --swcrop Requests the driver to detect the extremities of the paper within the larger image, and crop the empty edges. --swdeskew Requests the driver to detect the rotation of the paper within the larger image, and counter the rotation. --swdespeck --despeck X Requests the driver to find and remove dots of X diameter or smaller from the image, and fill the space with the average surrounding color.
This backend needs libusb-0.1.6 or later installed, and hasn't tested in other configuration than a linux kernel 2.6.9 or higher. However, it should work any system with libusb where the SANE package can be compiled. For setting permissions and general USB information look at sane-usb(5).
The contents of the genesys.conf file is a list of usb lines containing vendor and product ids that correspond to USB scanners. The file can also contain option lines. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. The scanners are autodetected by usb vendor_id product_id statements which are already included into genesys.conf. "vendor_id" and "product_id" are hexadecimal numbers that identify the scanner.
/etc/sane.d/genesys.conf The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below). /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-genesys.a The static library implementing this backend. /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-genesys.so The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).
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_GENESYS 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. If the debug level is set to 1 or higher, some debug options become available that are normally hidden. Handle them with care. This will print messages related to core genesys functions. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_LOW This environment variable controls the debug level for low level functions common to all genesys ASICs. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL646 This environment variable controls the debug level for the specific GL646 code part. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL841 This environment variable controls the debug level for the specific GL841 code part. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL843 This environment variable controls the debug level for the specific GL843 code part. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL847 This environment variable controls the debug level for the specific GL847 code part. SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL124 This environment variable controls the debug level for the specific GL124 code part. Example (full and highly verbose output for gl646): export SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS=255 export SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_LOW=255 export SANE_DEBUG_GENESYS_GL646=255
Jack McGill for donating several sheetfed and flatbed scanners, which made possible to add support for them in the genesys backend: Hewlett-Packard HP3670 Visioneer Strobe XP100 (rev3)/XP200/XP300/Roadwarrior Canon LiDE 200 Pentax DSmobile 600 Syscan/Ambir DocketPORT 467/485/487/665/685 Xerox Travel Scanner 100 cncsolutions (http://www.cncsolutions.com.br) sponsored and supported the work on the Panasonic KV-SS080.
Oliver Rauch Henning Meier-Geinitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gerhard Jaeger <email@example.com> Stéphane Voltz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Philipp Schmid <email@example.com> Pierre Willenbrock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Powersaving isn't implemented for gl646 based scanner. This backend will be much slower if not using libusb-1.0. So be sure that sane-backends is built with the --enable-libusb_1_0 option.
Currently no known bug. 26 Dec 2010 sane-genesys(5)