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       sane-agfafocus - SANE backend for AGFA Focus flatbed scanners


       The  sane-agfafocus  library  implements  a  SANE  (Scanner  Access Now Easy) backend that
       provides access to AGFA Focus flatbed scanners. At present,  the  following  scanners  are
       supported from this backend:

              AGFA Focus GS Scanner (6 bit gray scale) (untested)
              AGFA Focus Lineart Scanner (lineart) (untested)
              AGFA Focus II (8 bit gray scale) (untested)
              AGFA Focus Color (24 bit color 3-pass)
              AGFA Focus Color Plus (24 bit color 3-pass)

              Siemens S9036 (8 bit gray scale) (untested)

       The driver supports line art, 6bpp and 8bpp gray, 18bpp and 24bpp color scans.

       If you own a scanner other than the ones listed above that works with this backend, please
       let us know by sending the scanner's  model  name,  SCSI  id,  and  firmware  revision  to            Have           a           look          at concerning subscription to sane-devel.

       All of these scanners are pre-SCSI-2, and do not even report  properly  to  SCSI  Inquiry.
       This  is  typically  evident  in  SCSI bus scans, where the scanner will come up with only
       garbage as vendor and models strings.


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       where special is the path-name for the special device that corresponds to a SCSI  scanner.
       For  SCSI  scanners, the special device name must be a generic SCSI device or a symlink to
       such a device.  Under Linux, such a  device  name  could  be  /dev/sga  or  /dev/sge,  for
       example.  See sane-scsi(5) for details.


       The  contents of the agfafocus.conf file is a list of device names that correspond to AGFA
       Focus scanners.  Empty lines and lines starting with a  hash  mark  (#)  are  ignored.   A
       sample configuration file is shown below:

              # this is a comment


              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.   On  *NIX  systems,  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).

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this  environment  variable
              controls  the debug level for this backend. E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug
              output to  be  printed.  Smaller  levels  reduce  verbosity.   SANE_DEBUG_AGFAFOCUS

              Number  Remark
               0       print important errors (printed each time)
               1       print errors
               2       print sense
               3       print warnings
               4       print scanner-inquiry
               5       print information
               6       print less important information
               7       print called procedures
               8       print reader_process messages
               10      print called sane-init-routines
               11      print called sane-procedures
               12      print sane infos
               13      print sane option-control messages


       Uploading  of  dither  matrices  and  tonecurves  has been implemented, but so far has not
       proven to be useful for anything.  For this reason these options have been disabled.


       The scanners that do not support disconnect have problems with SCSI timeouts if  the  SCSI
       bus  gets  loaded,  eg.  if you do a kernel build at the same time as scanning.  To see if
       your scanner supports disconnect, run SANE_DEBUG_AGFAFOCUS=128 scanimage -L in a  terminal
       and look for the "disconnect:" line.


       If  you have problems with SANE not detecting your scanner, make sure the Artec backend is
       disabled.  Somehow, this backend causes at least my scanner not to  respond  correctly  to
       SCSI inquiry commands.

       If you encounter a bug please set the environment variable SANE_DEBUG_AGFAFOCUS to 128 and
       try to regenerate the problem. Then send me a report with the log attached.

       If you encounter a SCSI bus error or trimmed and/or displaced images please also  set  the
       environment variable SANE_DEBUG_SANEI_SCSI to 128 before sending me the report.


       More scanners?

              The  AGFA  ACS  and  ARCUS  scanners are similar to the FOCUS scanners.  The driver
              could probably be extended to support these scanners without too many  changes.   I
              do  not  have  access to such scanners, and cannot add support for it.  However, if
              you are in possession of such a scanner, I could be helpful in adding  support  for
              these scanners.

              The  AGFA  HORIZON scanners are SCSI-2 scanners, and it would probably be easier to
              support these scanners in a SCSI-2 compliant backend.


       sane(7), sane-scsi(5)


       Ingo Schneider and Karl Anders Ƙygard.

                                           10 Jul 2008                          sane-agfafocus(5)