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          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 scanner.

          This backend handles 100, 150, 200, 300 and 600 dpi scan
          resolutions, in color and gray modes. The 600 dpi is actu-
          ally 300x600 with lines enlarged to match the vertical reso-

          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

                    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 back-
          end, since this backend isn't enabled by default.

               The backend configuration file (see also description of

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               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 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.  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

          sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8), scanimage(1)

          St['e]phane Voltz <>

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          Support for the Prima PagePartner has been made possible
          thank to an hardware donation by S['e]bastien Lange.

          If something doesn't work mail sane-devel@alioth-
 or submit an issue via
 with a
          label of backend/p5.  Please give as much information as you

          SANE version
               run "scanimage -V" to determine this

          the backend version and your scanner
               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 included into your /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 p5.conf.

          the name of your scanner/vendor
               also a worthy information. Please also include the
               optical resolution 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 some-
               thing, please include it.

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