sane-ibm(5)               (13 Jul 2008)               sane-ibm(5)

          sane-ibm - SANE backend for IBM and Ricoh SCSI flatbed

          The sane-ibm library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now
          Easy) backend that provides access to the IBM 2456 and the
          Ricoh IS-410, IS-420, and IS-430 flatbed scanners. Support
          for the IS-410 and IS-430 is untested. Please contact the
          maintainer or the sane-devel mailing list if you own such a

          This backend is alpha-quality. It may have bugs and some
          scanners haven't been tested at all. Be careful and pull the
          plug if the scanner causes unusual noise.

          This backend expects device names of the form:


          Where special is either the path-name for the special device
          that corresponds to a SCSI scanner. The program
          sane-find-scanner(1) helps to find out the correct device.
          Under Linux, such a device name could be /dev/sg0 or
          /dev/sga, for example.  See sane-scsi(5) for details.

          The contents of the ibm.conf file is a list of device names
          that correspond to SCSI 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.

               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).


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               This environment variable specifies the list of direc-
               tories 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 directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d. If the
               value of the environment variable ends with the direc-
               tory separator character, then the default directories
               are searched after the explicitly specified directo-
               ries.  For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to
               "/tmp/config:" would result in directories tmp/config,
               ., and /etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

               If the library was compiled with debug support enabled,
               this environment variable controls the debug level for
               this backend.  Higher debug levels increase the ver-
               bosity of the output.

          sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),

          mf <>
          Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz

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