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NAME

       sane-ma1509 - SANE backend for Mustek BearPaw 1200F USB scanner

DESCRIPTION

       The  sane-ma1509 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the Mustek BearPaw 1200F USB flatbed scanner.  This  scanner  is  based  on  the
       MA-1509 chipset. Other scanners that use this chip (if they exist) may also work.

       This  backend is ALPHA software.  Be careful and remove the power plug immediately if your
       hear unusual noises.

       More    details    can     be     found     on     the     ma1509     backend     homepage
       http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/ma1509-backend/.

       Other  Mustek  USB  scanners  are  supported  by  the  gt68xx,  mustek_usb and the plustek
       backends. See sane-mustek_usb(5), sane-gt68xx(5) and sane-plustek(5) for details.

       This backend can only work with scanners  that  are  already  detected  by  the  operating
       system. See sane-usb(5) for details.

       If  you  own  a  scanner other than the Mustek BearPaw 1200F 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 or syslog) to me.

DEVICE NAMES

       This backend expects device names of the form:

              special

       Where  special  is  a  path-name for the special device that corresponds to a USB scanner.
       With Linux, such a device name could be /dev/usb/scanner0 or libusb:001:002, for example.

CONFIGURATION

       The contents of the ma1509.conf file is a list of options and device names that correspond
       to Mustek BearPaw 1200F scanners.  Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are
       ignored.

       Instead of using the device name,  the  scanner  can  be  autodetected  by  usb  vendor_id
       product_id statements which are already included into ma1509.conf.  This is only supported
       with Linux 2.4.8  and  higher  and  all  systems  that  support  libsub.  "vendor_id"  and
       "product_id"  are  hexadecimal  numbers that identify the scanner. If this doesn't work, a
       device name must be placed in ma1509.conf as described above.

       To set the time the lamp needs for warm-up, use option warmup-time  in  ma1509.conf.   The
       time is given in seconds after the option. The default is 30 seconds.

FILES

       /etc/sane.d/ma1509.conf
              The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

       /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-ma1509.a
              The static library implementing this backend.

       /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-ma1509.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).

       SANE_DEBUG_MA1509
              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.

SEE ALSO

       sane(7), sane-usb(5), sane-gt68xx(5), sane-plustek(5), sane-mustek_usb(5), sane-mustek(5),
       sane-mustek_pp(5),
       http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/ma1509-backend/

AUTHOR

       Henning Meier-Geinitz <henning@meier-geinitz.de>

BUGS

       Resolutions higher than 600 dpi don't work
       Transparency adapter and automatic document feeder is not supported yet
       No support for "high-speed" mode (jpeg)

       More   detailed   bug   information   is   available   at  the  MA-1509  backend  homepage
       http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/ma1509-backend/.

                                           13 Jul 2008                             sane-ma1509(5)