sane-dc240 - SANE backend for Kodak DC240 Digital Camera
The sane-dc240 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
access to the Kodak DC240 camera. THIS IS EXTREMELY ALPHA CODE! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
The current version of the backend only allows one camera to be connected. The device
name is always "0".
The contents of the dc240.conf specify the serial port and baud rate to use. The baud
rate specifies the maximum rate to use while downloading pictures. (The camera is always
initialized using 9600 baud, then switches to the higher rate). On a 450MHz Pentium, I
usually have no problems downloading at 115200 baud, though the camera sometimes has to
resend packets due to lost characters. Results are better when the "interrupt-unmask
flag" is set in the IDE driver (hdparm -u1). Supported baud rates are: 9600, 19200,
38400, 57600, and 115200.
The dumpinquiry line causes some information about the camera to be printed.
cmdrespause specifies how many usec (1,000,000ths of a) between writing the command and
reading the result should be used. 125000 seems to be the lowest I could go reliably.
breakpause is the time in 1,000,000ths of a usec between sending the "back to default"
break sending commands.
Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration
file is shown below:
# this is a comment
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
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 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 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 debugging support enabled, this environment vari-
able controls the debug level for this backend. A value of 128 requests maximally
copious debug output; smaller levels reduce verbosity.
Peter S. Fales
This backend borrows heavily from the dc210 backend by Brian J. Murrell which is based
somewhat on the dc25 backend by Peter Fales.
The manpage was largeley copied from the dc210 manpage.
The major limitation that I know of is that the backend assumes the directory in the cam-
era is 100dc240. Once the camera has taken more than 9999 pictures, the directory will
increment to 101dc240. Not only should we check for the additional directory, but pic-
tures may actually be found in multiple directories.
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23 March 2001 sane-dc240(5)