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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for sane-qcam (redhat section 5)

sane-qcam(5)					 File Formats Manual					 sane-qcam(5)

sane-qcam - SANE backend for Connectix QuickCam cameras
The sane-qcam library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access Connectix QuickCam cameras.
This backend expects device names of the form: port Where port is the I/O port address at which the device resides. This address is normally specified in hexa- decimal using C syntax (e.g., 0x37b) and may be prefixed with the letter "u" (e.g., u0x37b) to force the back- end to access the camera in uni-directional mode.
The contents of the qcam.conf file is a list port addresses that may be connected to a Connectix QuickCam. Empty lines and everything starting from a hash mark (#) up to the end of a line are ignored. A sample con- figuration file is shown below: 0x37b # /dev/lp0 0x378 # /dev/lp1 u0x278 # /dev/lp2 forced in uni-directional mode 0x3bc # /dev/lp0 (alternate address) In general, it is safest to list only the port addresses that really correspond to a QuickCam. For example, if one of the listed addresses actually connect to a printer, then starting up this backend will cause the printer to perform a device reset (which is generally undesirable).
/etc/sane.d/qcam.conf The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below). /usr/lib/sane/libsane-qcam.a The static library implementing this backend. /usr/lib/sane/libsane-qcam.so The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).
SANE_CONFIG_DIR 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 directo- ries: first, the current working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d. If the value of the environ- ment 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). SANE_DEBUG_QCAM 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.
David Mosberger
Support is currently limited to the color version of the QuickCam. The black-and-white camera is starting to work too, but I don't believe it works in all cases yet. Reportedly, acquiring images of certain sizes work fine, but others result in shifted images (sounds like a problem due to byte-padding). The program needs root-priviledges since it needs to be able to access the camera's I/O ports.
sane(7) 25 October 1997 sane-qcam(5)

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