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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 the path-name for the special device that corresponds to a SCSI scanner.
       The program sane-find-scanner(1) 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 details.


       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.   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.   Higher debug levels increase the
              verbosity of the output.


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


       mf <>
       Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

                                           13 Jul 2008                                sane-ibm(5)