sane-p5(5) SANE Scanner Access Now Easy sane-p5(5)
sane-p5 - SANE backend for the Primax PagePartner
The sane-p5 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend
that provides access to the Primax PagePartner parallel port sheet fed
This backend handles 100, 150, 200, 300 and 600 dpi scan resolutions,
in color and gray modes. The 600 dpi is actually 300x600 with lines
enlarged to match the vertical resolution.
EPP/ECP MODES ONLY The current version of the backend uses only EPP or
ECP mode to communicate with the scanner. It is recommended that you
set your parallel port to EPP in BIOS with the current version of this
backend. ECPEPP will only work if you use a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel with
ppdev character device support.
This backend expects device names of the form:
Where value is :
auto autodetect all parallel ports and probe them for scanner
uses linux ppdev device, depending on the number of
available parallel port, you have to use /dev/parport1,
You can rename any device using the
option name my_name
option. This option apply to the last port option.
Please make sure to edit dll.conf before you use the backend, since
this backend isn't enabled by default.
The backend configuration file (see also description of
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
If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this
environment variable controls the debug level for this backend.
E.g., a value of 255 requests all debug output to be printed.
Smaller levels reduce verbosity.
level debug output
0 critical errors
2 warnings & minor errors
4 information messages
8 start/stop of functions
16 tracing messages
32 I/O functions
64 I/O functions with traces
128 scanned/calibration data
sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8)
Stephane Voltz <email@example.com>
Support for the Prima PagePartner has been made possible thank to an
hardware donation by Sebastien Lange.
If something doesn't work mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
use the bug tracker at
https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/?atid=410366&group_id=30186 . Please
give as much information as you can.
run "scanimage -V" to determine this
the backend version and your scanner hardware
run "SANE_DEBUG_P5=255 scanimage -L 2>log" as root. If you don't
get any output from the p5 backend, make sure a line "p5" is
included into your @CONFIGDIR@/dll.conf. If your scanner isn't
detected, make sure you've defined the right port address, or
the correct device in your p5.conf.
the name of your scanner/vendor
also a worthy information. Please also include the optical reso-
lution 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
@PACKAGEVERSION@ 15 Feb 2010 sane-p5(5)
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