sane-hpsj5s(5) SANE Scanner Access Now Easy sane-hpsj5s(5)
sane-hpsj5s - SANE backend for HP ScanJet 5S sheet-fed scanner
The sane-hpsj5s library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to a parallel port Hewlett-Packard ScanJet
IMPORTANT: this is alpha code. Don't expect this to work correctly. Many functions are missing, others contain errors. In some cases, your
computer might even hang. It cannot be excluded (although I consider it extremely improbable) that your scanner will be damaged.
LIMITATIONS: For now this backend works only on Linux. This limitation is due to dependence on the libieee1284 library. If your system
supports libieee1284 too, this backend should work. If you ported libieee1284 for your platform, please let me know. Your system should
support EPP (or EPP+ECP ) mode to operate this scanner. Future versions will support ECP and SPP (Nibble and Byte) modes also. It's planned
to support scanners not only at daisy-chain position 0, but anywhere. Support for multiple scanners could be implemented too.
Current version implements only gray scale scanning. True Color and B/W modes are not supported for now.
That said, TESTERS ARE WELCOME. Send your bug reports and comments to Max Vorobiev <email@example.com>.
This backend expects device names of the form:
Where special is the parallel port name in form, libieee1284 expects. It seems to be system dependent. Under Linux it's parport0, par-
The contents of the hpsj5s.conf file is a list of parport names that correspond to HP ScanJet 5S scanners. Empty lines and lines starting
with a hash mark (#) are ignored. Only one device name can be listed in hpsj5s.conf for this moment. Future versions will support daisy
It seems that HP ScanJet 5S scanner uses software noise correction. This feature is not implemented for now. So does gamma correction and
calibration. I'll handle it in future versions. Native resolution for this scanner is 300 DPI. Other modes could be jagged in some ways.
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).
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 configura-
tion 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 directory separator character, then the default directories are searched after the explic-
itly 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).
Man page mostly based on canon.man
13 Jul 2008 sane-hpsj5s(5)