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

NAME
       sane-umax_pp  - SANE backend for	Umax Astra parallel port flatbed scan-
       ners

DESCRIPTION
       The sane-umax_pp	library	implements a SANE (Scanner  Access  Now	 Easy)
       backend	that  provides	access to Umax parallel	port flatbed scanners.
       The following scanners work with	this backend:

	      Model:
	      --------------------
	      Astra 610P
	      Astra 1220P
	      HP3200C
	      Astra 1600P
	      Astra 2000P
	      Genius ColorPage-Life Pro

       This backend handles 75x75, 150x150, 300x300, 600x600 and 600x1200  for
       1220P/1600P/2000P dpi scan resolutions, and 75x75, 150x150, 300x300 and
       300x600 for 610P. In color and gray levels, there is a software lineart
       mode.

       The new generation models share a newer version of the 610P ASIC	embed-
       ded in an EPAT chip.  Only parts	such as	CCD and	ADC change from	one to
       another.	 They  even  all  reports being	UMAX Astra 1220P via IEEE1284.
       There isn't software way	to recognize  them  properly.  Under  windows,
       model is	set by the driver installed, regardless	of the hardware.

       EPP/ECP MODES ONLY
	      The  current version of the backend uses only EPP	or ECP mode to
	      communicate with the scanner. PS/2 mode isn't  implemented.  The
	      610P  only use SPP. It is	recommended that you set your parallel
	      port to EPP in BIOS with the current version  of	this  backend.
	      You can leave it to ECP or ECP+EPP, but in this case you may not
	      use ppdev	but only direct	hardware access	if  you	 have  to  use
	      ECP.   ECPEPP will only work if you use a	2.4 or 2.6 kernel with
	      ppdev character device support.

       This backend does support parport sharing only if  you  have  a	kernel
       with ppdev support.

       Note  that  if  you  don't  use the ppdev character device, the backend
       needs to	run as root. To	allow user access to the scanner run the back-
       end  through  the  network interface (See saned(8) and sane-net(5)).  A
       more relaxed solution (security wise) is	to add suid bit	to the	front-
       end  (See  chmod(1)).   The  backend drop root privileges as soon as it
       can, right after	gaining	direct access to IO ports, which lessen	 risks
       when being root.

DEVICE NAMES
       This backend expects device names of the	form:

	      port value

       Where value is :

	      auto   autodetect	all parallel ports and probe them for scanner

	      safe-auto
		     autodetect	all parallel ports and probe them for scanner,
		     but does not try direct hardware access

	      /dev/ppi0
		     uses *BSD ppi device, depending on	the number  of	avail-
		     able parallel port, you have to use /dev/ppi1, /dev/ppi2,
		     ...

	      /dev/parport0
		     uses linux	ppdev  device,	depending  on  the  number  of
		     available	parallel  port,	you have to use	/dev/parport1,
		     /dev/parport2, ...

	      0x378  does direct hardware access on the	given  address.	 Usual
		     values  are 0x378,	0x278, 0x3BC In	this case, you have to
		     run the  scanner  as  root	 (*BSD	and  linux),  or  with
		     'IOPL=yes'	on OS/2

       NOTE:  in  all cases, you must have sufficient privileges to get	access
       to the chosen device or address.	Depending on  the  security  settings,
       devices may not be available for	all users.  You	have to	change permis-
       sions on	the dev/ppi* or	/dev/parport* devices.

       You can rename any device using the

	      name devname
	      model model
	      vendor vendor

       options.	These options apply to the last	port option.

CONFIGURATION
       Please make sure	to edit	umax_pp.conf before you	use the	backend.

       The contents of the umax_pp.conf	file is	a list of options  and	device
       names that correspond to	Umax scanners.	Empty lines and	lines starting
       with a hash mark	(#) are	ignored.

       The  eight  options  supported  are  red-gain,  green-gain,  blue-gain,
       red-offset, green-offset, blue-offset, astra, and buffer.

       Options	red-gain  ,  green-gain	 and blue-gain allow you to adjust the
       sensitivity of your scanner for the given color.	Values	range  from  0
       (lowest	gain)  to  15  (highest).  If the advanced option "Gain" isn't
       checked in the frontend,	the backend does automatic  gain  calibration,
       and do not use user provided values.

       Options	red-offset  , green-offset and blue-offset allow you to	adjust
       the offset of your scanner for the given	color.	Values	range  from  0
       (lowest offset) to 15 (highest).

       Option  astra  allows  you to change the	model of your scanner. Current
       auto detection is based on side effects on scanning  when  using	 1220P
       command	set on other models, so	it may fail on unknown hardware	combi-
       nation. Valid values are	610, 1220, 1600	and 2000. It  is  useful  only
       when autodetection fails	to detect properly your	scanner	model. If your
       scanner work properly but is reported wrongly, let it be	that way.  The
       only  valid  case  to  change  the  model is when your scanner produces
       "black" or "inverted" scans. In this case you can  put  the  model.  Be
       aware that it will prevent scanner model	autodetection.

       Option  buffer  allows  you  to change the size of the scan buffer. The
       size must be specified in bytes.	The default value is 2 megabytes.  De-
       creasing	 this value will improve the smoothness	of progress bar	in the
       frontend, but will stall	the scan more often.

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/sane.d/umax_pp.conf
	      The  backend  configuration  file	 (see  also   description   of
	      SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

       /usr/local/lib/sane/libsane-umax_pp.a
	      The static library implementing this backend.

       /usr/local/lib/sane/libsane-umax_pp.so
	      The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
	      that support dynamic loading).

ENVIRONMENT
       SANE_CONFIG_DIR
	      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).

       SANE_DEBUG_UMAX_PP
	      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 128 requests all debug output	to be printed.
	      Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

	      level   debug output
	      ------- ------------------------------
	       0       nothing
	       1       errors
	       2       warnings	& minor	errors
	       3       additional information
	       4       debug information
	       5       code flow (not supported	yet)
	       6       special debug information

       SANE_DEBUG_UMAX_PP_LOW
	      This variable sets the debug level for the  SANE	interface  for
	      the  Umax	 ASIC. Note that enabling this will spam your terminal
	      with some	million	lines of debug output.

	      level   debug output
	      ------- -------------------------------
	       0       nothing
	       1       errors
	       8       command blocks
	       16      detailed	code flow
	       32      dump datafiles
	       255     everything

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

       For latest bug fixes and	information see
	      http://umax1220p.sourceforge.net/

AUTHOR
       Stephane	Voltz <stef.dev@free.fr>

CREDITS
       Support for the 610P has	been made possible thank to an hardware	 dona-
       tion by William Stuart.

BUG REPORTS
       If  something doesn't work, please contact me. But I need some informa-
       tion about your scanner to be able to help you...

       SANE version
	      run "scanimage -V" to determine this

       the backend version and your scanner hardware
	      run "SANE_DEBUG_UMAX_PP=255 scanimage -L 2>log" as root. If  you
	      don't  get any output from the umax_pp backend, make sure	a line
	      "umax_pp"	is included into your  /usr/local/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	umax_pp.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
	      it.

				  14 Jul 2008		       sane-umax_pp(5)

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