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sane-artec(5)									    sane-artec(5)

       sane-artec - SANE backend for Artec flatbed scanners

       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, up-to-date information
       on new releases and extraneous helpful hints are available from the backend homepage:

       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 have
       #     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 and
       #     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.

       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:
       I do not have any information on the PCI SCSI adapter included with some newer Artec scan-

	      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 configuration file is searched in two default directories: first, the cur-
	      rent  working direc- tory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d.	If the value of the envi-
	      ronment 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).

	      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

       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 partic-
       ularly  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  single-
       channel gamma correction is not totally working on models other than the AT3.

       sane(7), sane-scsi(5)

       Chris Pinkham (cpinkham@infi.net)

					   24 Jan 2000				    sane-artec(5)
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