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  ma1509  backend  homepage

   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.


   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 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.


          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.  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).

          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), sane-mustek_pp(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

                              13 Jul 2008                   sane-ma1509(5)


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