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          sane-umax - SANE backend for UMAX scanners

          This file only is a short description of the sane-umax back-
          end for sane! For detailed information take a look at
          sane-umax-doc.html (it is included in the sane source direc-
          tory and in the xsane(1) online help)!

          The sane-umax library implements a SANE backend that pro-
          vides access to several UMAX-SCSI-scanners and some Linotye
          Hell SCSI-scanners, parallel- and USB-scanners are not (and
          probably will never be) supported!

          I suggest you hold one hand

          The configuration file for this backend resides in

          Its contents is a list of device names that correspond to
          UMAX and UMAX compatible scanners. Empty lines and lines
          starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configu-
          ration file is shown below:

           # this is a comment
           option scsi-maxqueue 4
           option scsi-buffer-size-min 65536
           option scsi-buffer-size-max 131072
           option scan-lines 40
           option preview-lines 10
           option scsi-maxqueue 2
           option execute-request-sense 0
           option force-preview-bit-rgb 0
           option slow-speed -1
           option care-about-smearing -1
           option calibration-full-ccd -1
           option calibration-width-offset -1
           option calibration-bytes-pixel -1
           option exposure-time-rgb-bind -1
           option invert-shading-data -1
           option lamp-control-available 0
           option gamma-lsb-padded 0

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           #scsi Vendor Model Type Bus Channel ID LUN
           # The following scanner supports lamp control
           option lamp-control-available 1
           scsi UMAX * Scanner * * * * *
           # scanner on /dev/scanner does not support lamp control
           option lamp-control-available 0

               values: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled
               default = 0
               If set to 1 umax_do_request_sense is called in
               umax_do_calibration. This can hang the system (but has
               been enabled until this version)

          scsi-buffer-size-min, scsi-buffer-size-max:
               values: 4096-1048576
               default min = 32768, max = 131072
               Especially the minimum value is very important.  If
               this value is set too small the backend is not able to
               send gamma tables to the scanner or to do a correct
               color calibration. This may result in strange color
               effects. If the minimum value is set too large then the
               backend is not able to allocate the requested SCSI
               buffer size and aborts with out of memory error. The
               default is 32KB, for some scanners it should be
               increased to 64KB.

          scan-lines, preview-lines:
               values: 1-65535
               default: scan-lines = 40, preview-lines = 10
               define the maximum number of lines that are scanned
               into one buffer

               values: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled
               default = 0
               set preview bit in rgb real scan

          slow-speed, care-about-smearing:
               values: -1 = auto, 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled
               default = -1
               dangerous options, needed for some scanners do not
               changed these options until you really know what you
               do, you may destroy your scanner when you define wrong
               values for this options

               values: -1 = auto, 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled
               default = -1
               do calibration for each pixel of ccd instead of

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               selected image

               values: -99999 = auto, > -99999 set value
               add an offset width to the calculated with for

               values: -1 = disabled, 0 = not set, 1 = 1 byte/pixel, 2
               = 2 bytes/pixel
               use # bytes per pixel for calibration

               values: -1 = automatically set by driver - if known, 0
               = disabled (own selection for red, green and blue), 1 =
               enabled (same values for red, green and blue)

               values: -1 = automatically set by driver - if known, 0
               = disabled, 1 = enabled
               default = -1
               invert shading data before sending it back to the scan-

               values: 0 = automatically set by driver - if known, 1 =
               default = 0

               values: -1 = automatically set by driver - if known, 0
               = gamma data is msb padded, 1 = gamma data is lsb pad-
               default = -1

               values: 0 = handle as device busy, 1 = handle as ok, 2
               = handle as i/o error, 3 = ignore bad error code - con-
               tinue sense handler
               default = 0

               values: 1..# (maximum defined at compile time)
               default = 2
               most SCSI drivers allow internal command queueing with
               a depth of 2 commands. In most cases it does not mprove
               anything when you increase this value. When your SCSI
               driver does not support any command queueing you can
               try to set this value to 1.

          The special device name must be a generic SCSI device or a

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          symlink to such a device.  To find out to which device your
          scanner is assigned and how you have to set the permissions
          of that device, have a look at sane-scsi(5).

          The ISA-SCSI-adapters that are shipped with some Umax-
          scanners are not supported very well by Linux (I suggest not
          to use it), the PCI-SCSI-adapters that come with some Umax-
          scanners are not supported at all (as far as I know). On
          other platforms these SCSI-adapters are not supported. So
          you typically need to purchase another SCSI-adapter that is
          supported by your platform. See the relevant hardware FAQs
          and HOWTOs for your platform for more information.

          The UMAX-scanners do block the SCSI-bus for a few seconds
          while scanning. It is not necessary to connect the scanner
          to its own SCSI-adapter. But if you need short response time
          for your SCSI-harddisk (e.g. if your computer is a file-
          server) or other SCSI devices, I suggest you use an own
          SCSI-adapter for your UMAX-scanner.

          If you have any problems with your Umax scanner, check your
          SCSI chain (cable length, termination, ...).

          See also: sane-scsi(5)

          The backend configuration file:

          The static library implementing this backend:

          The shared library implementing this backend:
               /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/ (present
               on systems that support dynamic loading)

               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_UMAX values.

               Number  Remark
                0       print important errors (printed each time)
                1       print errors
                2       print sense

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                3       print warnings
                4       print scanner-inquiry
                5       print information
                6       print less important information
                7       print called procedures
                8       print reader_process messages
                10      print called sane-init-routines
                11      print called sane-procedures
                12      print sane infos
                13      print sane option-control messages

               export SANE_DEBUG_UMAX=8

          X-resolutions greater than 600 dpi sometimes cause problems.

          sane(7), sane-scsi(5)

          Oliver Rauch


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