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sane-mustek_pp(5)								sane-mustek_pp(5)

       sane-mustek_pp - SANE backend for Mustek parallel port flatbed scanners

       The  sane-mustek_pp  library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that pro-
       vides access to Mustek parallel port flatbed scanners.  The following scanners might  work
       with this backend:

	      Model:		   ASIC ID:  CCD Type:	works:
	      -------------------- --------- ---------- -------
	      SE 6000 P 	   1013      00 	 yes
	      SM 4800 P 	   1013/1015 04/01	 yes
	      SE 1200 ED Plus	   1015      01 	 partly
	      SM 1200 ED Plus	   1015      01 	 partly
	      SE 12000 P	   1505      05 	 no
	      SE 600 CP 	   1015      00 	 no (*)
	      SM 600 CP 	   1015      00 	 no (*)
	      600 III EP Plus	   1013/1015 00/01	 yes
	      SE 600 SEP	   1013      ?? 	 yes
	      600 II EP 	   ????      ?? 	 no
	      MD9848		   1015      00 	 yes
	      Gallery 4800	   ????      ?? 	 yes
	      Viviscan Compact II  1013      00 	 yes
	      MD985x		   1015      01/05	 no (*)
	      LT9891		   1015      01 	 no (*)

       (*)  These  scanners  are  currently  not supported by the default driver, but patches are
       available; see CIS Scanners.

       Please note that this backend is still under construction. I  don't  know  which  scanners
       work or which will work in future releases.

       There  are  two	possible reasons a Mustek scanner doesn't work... a) the protcol is still
       unknown (SE 12000 P) or b) it's a CIS scanner (all the others). See CIS	Scanners  for  an
       explaination why.

       Some scanners work faster when EPP/ECP is enabled in the BIOS.

       Note  that  the	backend needs to run as root. To allow user access to the scanner run the
       backend through the network interface (See saned(1) and sane-net(5)). Note also	that  the
       backend	does  not support parport sharing , i.e. if you try printing while scanning, your
       computer may crash. This backend also conflicts with the sane-musteka4s2 backend. You  can
       only  enable one of them in your dll.conf. However, you have to enable the backend explic-
       itly in your dll.conf, just remove the hash mark in the line "mustek_pp".

       This backend expects device names of the form:

	      port addr

       Where addr is the base address of the port your scanner is attached to.	Known  ports  are
       0x378 (lp1) 0x278 (lp2) and 0x3BC (lp0). Note that if you are using a Kernel 2.2.x or bet-
       ter and you have only one parallel port this port is named  lp0	regardless  of	the  base
       address. However, this backend requires the base address of your port. If you are not sure
       which port your scanner is connected to, have a look at your /etc/conf.modules.

       You can rename any device using the

	      name devname
	      model model
	      vendor vendor

       options. These options aply to the last port option.

       Please make sure to edit mustek_pp.conf before you use the backend.

       The contents of the mustek_pp.conf file is a list of options and device names that  corre-
       spond  to  Mustek  scanners.   Empty  lines  and  lines	starting with a hash mark (#) are

       The nine options supported are io-mode, wait-bank,  strip-height,  niceload,  auth,  wait-
       lamp, bw, use600, and buffer.

       Option  io-mode	defines  the  mode  of	the  sanei_pa4s2  interface.  Possible values are
       try_mode_uni and alt_lock.  This option may appear for each possible  value.  try_mode_uni
       allows the UNI port mode, however this may disable the (better) EPP mode. alt_lock toggles
       between two different ways to lock the port for scanner access.	 This  option  must  come
       before any port definition or it won't have the effect you'd expect.

       Option  wait-bank  defines  the	maximal  time  in msecs the backend waits for the bank to
       change. The default value is 700. If this option is given after the port option, only this
       device  is affected. If this value is to low, you will get wrong colors and stripes in the
       scanned image.

       Option strip-height is a option that limits the maximum height of the strip scanned with a
       single  read command.  The height is specified in lines. If this option is given after the
       port option, only this device is affected. A strip-height of zero allows to scan  as  much
       as fits into the scan buffer.

       Option niceload tries to avoid to heavy load. Note that this reduces scan speed. This is a
       global option.

       Option auth turns on user authentification for this scanner. Use this if you  want  access
       control	and  if you have enabled this at compile time. This option must come after a port
       option. At the moment, this option isn't really supported.

       Option wait-lamp allows you to control the time the backend waits for the lamp to warm up.
       The  time  is specified in secs. The default value is 5 secs. Some scanners need longer to
       warm up. A value of 0 makes the backend start without waiting.  However the  backend  will
       wait  at  least	2 secs before turning the lamp off again. If this option is given after a
       port option it affects only this device.

       Option bw defines the maximal color value that is considered black in lineart scans.   The
       default value is 127. Possible values are between 0 and 255. If this option is given after
       a port option it affects only this device.

       Option use600 enables the 600 dpi handling code. It's not  possible  to	detect	wether	a
       scanner	has  an  optical resolution of 300x600 dpi or 600x1200 dpi. The default is to use
       the 300x600 dpi code. Use this option only if your scanner has an  optical  resolution  of
       600x1200 dpi. This is a local only option.

       Option buffer allows you to change the size of the scan buffer. The size must be specified
       in bytes. The default value is 1 megabyte. If this opttion is given after the port option,
       only  this  device is affected. If you have limited the strip-height, you only need a scan
       buffer of

	      8.5 * dpi * 3 * strip-height bytes.

       A sample configuration file is shown below:

	      # GLOBAL #

	      # enable this option, if you think your scanner
	      # supports the UNI protocol
	      # note however that this might disable the better
	      # EPP protocol
	      #option io-mode try_mode_uni

	      # choose between two different ways to lock to port
	      option io-mode alt_lock

	      # set the maximal height (in lines) of a strip
	      # scanned (default: no limit)
	      #option strip-height 0

	      # wait n msecs for bank to change (default: 700
	      # msecs) if this value is to low, stripes my appear
	      # in the scanned image
	      #option wait-bank 700

	      # size (in bytes) of scan buffer (default:
	      # 1 megabyte)
	      #option buffer 1048576

	      # try to avoid to heavy load. Note that this
	      # reduces scan speed
	      option niceload

	      # Define the time the lamp has to be on before
	      # scan starts (default 5 secs)
	      #option wait-lamp 5

	      # DEVICES #

	      # specify the port your scanner is connected to.
	      # Possible are 0x378 (lp1) 0x278 (lp2) and
	      # 0x3bc (lp0)
	      port 0x378

	      # the following options are local to this scanner

	       # scan maximal 16 lines for one sane_read() call
	       option strip-height 16

	       # we just need 16 * 3 * 300 * 8.5 bytes
	       option buffer 122400

	       # this scanner needs max 250 msecs to change
	       # the bank
	       option wait-bank 250

	       # My scanner is a MD9848 from Medion using the
	       # Mustek chipset
	       name MD9848
	       vendor Medion

	       # Enable this option, if you want user
	       # authentification *and* if it's enabled at
	       # compile time
	       #option auth

	       # Some scanners (especially ASIC 1013) need
	       # longer to warm up. This option specifies
	       # the time to wait for the lamp to get hot
	       #option wait-lamp 15

	       # Use this option to define the maximal
	       # black value in lineart scans
	       #option bw 127

	       # Use this option for 600 dpi scanners
	       # for example ScanExpress 1200 ED Plus
	       #option use600

CIS Scanners
       Some Mustek Scanners use so called contact image sensors (CIS)  instead	of  cold  cathode
       devices	(CCD).	These  scanners have a totally different protocol; they are currently not
       supported by the default driver.

       However, patches are available that support most of the CIS type scanners.  Check out  the
       homepage of Eddy De Greef for these patches (see the SEE ALSO section).

       These  patches have been reported to work on the Mustek 600CP, 1200CP, and 1200CP+ models,
       and various OEM versions (LifeTec/Medion 9350, 9351, 9850, 9851,  9858,	9890,  and  9891;
       Trust Easy Connect 9600 plus; Targa Funline TS12EP).

       When  installing  these	patches, 3 additional options are available in the mustek_pp.conf
       configuration file (see CONFIGURATION): cis600, cis1200, cis1200+.

       These options select the 600CP, 1200CP, or 1200CP+ version of the  driver.   One  of  them
       must be set.

       The  600CP  has a maximum resolution of 300x600 DPI, whereas the 1200CP and 1200CP+ have a
       maximum resolution of 600x1200 DPI. The option must match your scanner. If  unsure,  check
       the manual or the box.
       Choosing  the  wrong  option could damage your scanner!	Especially, using the 1200CP set-
       tings on a 600CP can be harmful.  If the scanner starts making a loud noice, turn  it  off
       immediately !!!

       The cis...  options cannot be combined with the use600 option.

       Currently,  when installing the CIS patches, support for CCD type scanners is disabled. In
       future versions of the sane-mustek_pp backend, the CIS patches will be integrated and sup-
       port for both types of scanners will co-exist.

	      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 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 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.

	      level   debug output
	      ------- ------------------------------
	       0       nothing
	       1       errors
	       2       warnings & minor errors
	       3       additional information
	       4       debug information
	       5       code flow (not supported yet)
	       6       special debug information

	      This variable sets the debug level for the SANE interface for  the  Mustek  chipset
	      A4S2.  Note  that  enabling this will spam your terminal with some million lines of
	      debug output.

	      level   debug output
	      ------- -------------------------------
	       0       nothing
	       1       errors
	       2       warnings
	       3       things nice to know
	       4       code flow
	       5       detailed code flow
	       6       everything

       sane(7), sane-mustek(5), sane-net(5), saned(1)

       Patches for CIS scanner

       For latest bug fixes and information see

       Jochen Eisinger <jochen.eisinger@gmx.net>

       Too many... please send bug reports to sane-devel@mostang.com (note that you have to  sub-
       scribe	  first     to	  the	 list	 before    you	  can	 send	 emails...    see

	      * 1013 support isn't bullet proofed
	      * 1505 support isn't even present
	      * 1015 only works for CCD type 00 & 01 (01 only bw/grayscale)

       If something doesn't work, please contact me. But I need some information about your scan-
       ner to be able to help you...

       SANE version
	      run "scanimage -V" to determine this

       the backend version and your scanner hardware
	      run  "SANE_DEBUG_MUSTEK_PP=128  scanimage  -L" as root. If you don't get any output
	      from the mustek_pp backend, make sure a line  "mustek_pp"  is  included  into  your
	      /etc/sane.d/dll.conf.  If your scanner isn't detected, make sure you've defined the
	      right port address in your mustek_pp.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 something, please include it.

       some nice greetings

					  21 April 2001 			sane-mustek_pp(5)
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