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


       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    sane-ma1509     backend     homepage

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

       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.


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       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.


       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

       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.


              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-usb(5), sane-gt68xx(5), sane-plustek(5), sane-mustek_usb(5), sane-mustek(5),


       Henning Meier-Geinitz <>


       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

                                           13 Jul 2008                             sane-ma1509(5)