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:

              port value

       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,
                     /dev/parport2, ...

       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
              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

              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
               1       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

       SEE ALSO
              sane(7), sane-net(5), saned(8)

       Stephane Voltz <>

       Support for the Prima PagePartner has been made possible  thank  to  an
       hardware donation by Sebastien Lange.

       If  something  doesn't  work mail or
       use             the             bug             tracker              at .  Please
       give as much information as you can.

       SANE version
              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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