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sane-p5(5)		 SANE Scanner Access Now Easy		    sane-p5(5)

       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 en-
       larged 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 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.
	      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

       SEE ALSO
	      sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8)

       Stephane	Voltz <>

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

       If  something  doesn't  work mail or
       use	 the	   bug	     tracker	   at .  Please give as much in-
       formation 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 in-
	      cluded into your /usr/local/etc/sane.d/dll.conf.	If your	 scan-
	      ner  isn't detected, make	sure you've defined the	right port ad-
	      dress, or	the correct device in your p5.conf.

       the name	of your	scanner/vendor
	      also a worthy information. Please	also include the optical reso-
	      lution  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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