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       sane-p5 - SANE backend for the Primax PagePartner


       The  sane-p5  library  implements  a  SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the Primax PagePartner parallel port sheet fed scanner.

       This backend handles 100, 150, 200, 300 and 600 dpi scan resolutions, in  color  and  gray
       modes.  The  600  dpi  is  actually  300x600  with  lines  enlarged  to match the vertical

       EPP/ECP MODES ONLY The current version of the  backend  uses  only  EPP  or  ECP  mode  to
       communicate  with the scanner. It is recommended that you set your parallel port to EPP in
       BIOS with the current version of this backend. ECPEPP will only work if you use a  2.4  or
       2.6 kernel with ppdev character device support.


       This backend expects device names of the form:

              port value

       Where value is :

              auto   autodetect all parallel ports and probe them for scanner

                     uses linux ppdev device, depending on the number of available parallel port,
                     you have to use /dev/parport1, /dev/parport2, ...

       You can rename any device using the

              option name my_name

       option. This option apply to the last port option.


       Please make sure to edit dll.conf before you use the backend,  since  this  backend  isn't
       enabled by default.


              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 255 requests all debug
              output to be printed.  Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

              level   debug output
              ------- ------------------------------
               0       critical errors
               1       errors
               2       warnings & minor errors
               4       information messages
               8       start/stop of functions
               16      tracing messages
               32      I/O functions
               64      I/O functions with traces
               128     scanned/calibration data


       sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8), scanimage(1)


       St├ęphane Voltz <>


       Support for the Prima PagePartner has been made possible thank to an hardware donation  by
       S├ębastien Lange.


       If  something  doesn't work mail or submit an issue via with a label  of  backend/p5.   Please
       give as much information as you can.

       SANE version
              run "scanimage -V" to determine this

       the backend version and your scanner hardware
              run  SANE_DEBUG_P5=255 scanimage -L 2>log as root. If you don't get any output from
              the p5 backend, make sure a line "p5" is included into  your  /etc/sane.d/dll.conf.
              If your scanner isn't detected, make sure you've defined the right port address, or
              the correct device in your p5.conf.

       the name of your scanner/vendor
              also a worthy information. Please also include the optical resolution and lamp type
              of your scanner, both can be found in the manual of your scanner.

       any further comments
              if  you  have  comments about the documentation (what could be done better), or you
              think I should know something, please include it.

                                           15 Feb 2010                                 sane-p5(5)