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

   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 resolution.

   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.  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.
          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)


   Stphane Voltz <>


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


   If  something  doesn't  work mail or
   use             the             bug             tracker              at .  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

                              15 Feb 2010                       sane-p5(5)


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