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sane-hp3900(5)		 SANE Scanner Access Now Easy		sane-hp3900(5)

       sane-hp3900 - SANE backend for RTS8822 chipset based scanners

       The  sane-hp3900	 library  implements  a	SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
       backend that provides access at least  to  the  following  USB  flatbed

	      Model:			 Chipset:
	      ------			 --------
	      HP ScanJet 3800		 RTS8822BL-03A
	      HP ScanJet 3970		 RTS8822L-01H
	      HP ScanJet 4070 Photosmart RTS8822L-01H
	      HP ScanJet 4370		 RTS8822L-02A
	      HP ScanJet G2710		 RTS8822BL-03A
	      HP ScanJet G3010		 RTS8822L-02A
	      HP ScanJet G3110		 RTS8822L-02A
	      UMAX Astra 4900/4950	 RTS8822L-01H *
	      BenQ 5550			 RTS8823L-01E *

       More details can	be found on the	hp3900 backend homepage	http://source-

       This is ALPHA software. Keep your hand at the scanner's plug and	unplug
       it, if scanner does not start to	scan. See also the BUGS	section.

       If  you	own a scanner other than the ones listed above that works with
       this backend, please let	us know	this by	sending	 the  scanner's	 exact
       model   name   and   the	  USB	vendor	 and  device  ids  (e.g.  from
       /proc/bus/usb/devices, sane-find-scanner	or syslog) to us. Even if  the
       scanner's  name	is  only  slightly different from the models mentioned
       above, please let us know.

       The contents of the hp3900.conf file is a list of usb lines  containing
       vendor  and  product  ids that correspond to USB	scanners. The file can
       also contain the	names of device	files that correspond to  an  HP  39XX
       scanner.	  Empty	 lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ig-
       nored.  The scanners  are  autodetected	by  usb	 vendor_id  product_id
       statements  which  are  already included	into hp3900.conf.  "vendor_id"
       and "product_id"	are hexadecimal	numbers	that identify the scanner.  If
       autodetection does not work, add	the device name	of your	scanner	to the
       configuration file,

	      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 config-
	      uration file is searched in two default directories: first,  the
	      current	working	  directory   (".")   and   then  in  /usr/lo-
	      cal/etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment	variable  ends
	      with  the	directory separator character, then the	default	direc-
	      tories are searched after	the explicitly specified  directories.
	      For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would re-
	      sult in directories "tmp/config",	".", and  "/etc/sane.d"	 being
	      searched (in this	order).

	      If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
	      vironment	variable controls the debug level  for	this  backend.
	      Higher debug levels increase the verbosity of the	output.

	      Example: export SANE_DEBUG_HP3900=4

       sane(7),	sane-usb(5),  http://jkdsoftware.dyn-

       Jonathan	Bravo Lopez <>

       Scanning	is only	tested with Linux/ix86/gcc. Be careful when testing on
       other  operating	 systems  and  especially on big-endian	platforms. The
       scanner may get wrong data.

				  06 Jan 2009			sane-hp3900(5)


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