sane-ma1509(5)           SANE Scanner Access Now Easy           sane-ma1509(5)

       sane-ma1509 - SANE backend for Mustek BearPaw 1200F USB scanner

       The  sane-ma1509  library  implements  a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
       backend that provides access to the Mustek BearPaw  1200F  USB  flatbed
       scanner.  This  scanner is based on the MA-1509 chipset. Other scanners
       that use this chip (if they exist) may also work.

       This backend is ALPHA software.  Be careful and remove the  power  plug
       immediately if your hear unusual noises.

       More   details   can   be   found   on   the  ma1509  backend  homepage

       Other Mustek USB scanners are supported by the gt68xx,  mustek_usb  and
       the   plustek  backends.  See  sane-mustek_usb(5),  sane-gt68xx(5)  and
       sane-plustek(5) for details.

       This backend can only work with scanners that are already  detected  by
       the operating system. See sane-usb(5) for details.

       If  you  own  a  scanner other than the Mustek BearPaw 1200F that works
       with this backend, please let me know this by sending the scanner's ex-
       act   model  name  and  the  USB  vendor  and  device  ids  (e.g.  from
       /proc/bus/usb/devices or syslog) to me.

       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where special is a path-name for the special device that corresponds to
       a  USB scanner.  With Linux, such a device name could be /dev/usb/scan-
       ner0 or libusb:001:002, for example.

       The contents of the ma1509.conf file is a list of  options  and  device
       names  that  correspond  to Mustek BearPaw 1200F scanners.  Empty lines
       and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored.

       Instead of using the device name, the scanner can  be  autodetected  by
       usb  vendor_id  product_id  statements  which are already included into
       ma1509.conf.  This is only supported with Linux 2.4.8  and  higher  and
       all systems that support libsub. "vendor_id" and "product_id" are hexa-
       decimal numbers that identify the scanner. If this doesn't work, a  de-
       vice name must be placed in ma1509.conf as described above.

       To  set  the time the lamp needs for warm-up, use option warmup-time in
       ma1509.conf.  The time is given in seconds after the  option.  The  de-
       fault is 30 seconds.

              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 config-
              uration  file is searched in two default directories: first, the
              current working directory (".") and then in @CONFIGDIR@.  If the
              value  of the environment variable ends with the directory sepa-
              rator 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 "@CONFIGDIR@" being searched (in this or-

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
              vironment  variable  controls  the debug level for this backend.
              Higher debug levels increase the verbosity of the output.

       sane(7),      sane-usb(5),       sane-gt68xx(5),       sane-plustek(5),
       sane-mustek_usb(5), sane-mustek(5), sane-mustek_pp(5),

       Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

       Resolutions higher than 600 dpi don't work
       Transparency adapter and automatic document feeder is not supported yet
       No support for "high-speed" mode (jpeg)

       More detailed bug information is available at the MA-1509 backend home-

@PACKAGEVERSION@                  13 Jul 2008                   sane-ma1509(5)
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