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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       sane-artec - SANE backend for Artec flatbed scanners

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  sane-artec	library  implements  a	SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
       backend that provides access to Artec/Ultima SCSI flatbed scanners.  At
       present,  the  following  scanners are known to work at least partially
       with this backend:

	      Artec A6000C
	      Artec A6000C PLUS
	      Artec ViewStation AT3
	      BlackWidow BW4800SP (rebadged Artec AT3)
	      Artec ViewStation AT6
	      Artec ViewStation AT12
	      Artec AM12S
	      Plustek 19200S (rebadged Artec AM12S)

       Although this manual page is generally updated with each  release,  upto-date
	information  on  new releases and extraneous helpful hints are
       available from the backend homepage:

DOCUMENTATION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The contents of the artec.conf file are a list  of  device  names  that
       correspond  to  Artec  scanners.  Empty lines and lines starting with a
       hash mark (#) are ignored.  See sane-scsi(5) on details of what constitutes
 a valid device name.
       Sample file:
       # artec.conf
       # this is a comment.
       #  this	line  says  search for any SCSI devices which are scanners and
       #     a vendor string of 'ULTIMA'
       scsi ULTIMA
       # the next line forces the backend to assume the next scanner found has
       #     the specified vendor string (useful for testing rebadged models).
       vendor ULTIMA
       # the next line forces the backend to assume the next scanner found has
       #      the specified model string (useful for testing rebadged models).
       model AT3
       # now a line that actually specifies a device.  The backend is going to
       #      assume  this is an Artec/Ultima AT3 because we forced the vendor
       #     model above.
       # once we hit a scanner device line, the forced vendor and model
       # string are
       #     'forgotten', so the vendor and model for this next device will be
       #     determined from the result of a SCSI inquiry.

SCSI ADAPTER TIPS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Some  Artec scanners come with an included SCSI adapter.  If your scanner
 came with a DTC ISA scsi cards, you can probably use it with recent
       (>=  2.2.0)  kernels  using the generic NCR5380 support.  You must pass
       the following boot argument to the kernel: "dtc3181e=0x2c0,0"
       I do not have any information on the PCI  SCSI  adapter	included  with
       some newer Artec scanners.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

	      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).

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

	      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 direc- tory (".") 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).

       SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC    [Toc]    [Back]
	      If the library was compiled with	debug  support	enabled,  this
	      environment  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: SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC values

	       Number  Remark
	       0       print important errors
	       1       print errors
	       2       print sense
	       3       print warnings
	       4       print scanner-inquiry
	       5       print informations
	       6       print less important informations
	       7       print major called procedures
	       8       print all called procedures
	       9       print procedure info/data messages
	       10      print called sane-init-routines
	       11      print called sane-procedures
	       12      print sane infos
	       13      print sane option-control messages

	       50      print verbose data/debug messages

	       == 100  print software RGB calibration data
	       == 101  print raw data from scanner to artec.data.raw file

	       == 128  print out all messages

	      export SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC=13

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Known  bugs  in this release: A6000C+ users with firmware v1.92 or earlier
 have problems with the backend, the cause has not been determined.
       Sometimes the backend is not particularly robust, you can possibly lock
       up the SCSI bus (and/or machine) by not	having	patience  enough  when
       scanning.   3-channel  gamma  correction is not implemented and singlechannel
 gamma correction is not totally working on  models  other  than
       the AT3.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       sane(7), sane-scsi(5)

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Chris Pinkham (cpinkham@infi.net)

				  24 Jan 2000			 sane-artec(5)
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