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sane-ma1509(5)		 SANE Scanner Access Now Easy		sane-ma1509(5)

       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 ex-
       act   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/scan-
       ner0 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 hexa-
       decimal numbers that identify the scanner. If this doesn't work,	a  de-
       vice 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  de-
       fault 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 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   "/usr/lo-
	      cal/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.

       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 home-

				  13 Jul 2008			sane-ma1509(5)


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