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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	sane-ma1509  backend  homepage

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

       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.  On *NIX systems, the	direc-
	      tories are separated by a	colon (`:'), under OS/2, they are sep-
	      arated  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 /usr/lo-
	      cal/etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment	variable  ends
	      with  the	directory separator character, then the	default	direc-
	      tories are searched after	the explicitly specified  directories.
	      For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would re-
	      sult in directories tmp/config, ., and /usr/local/etc/sane.d be-
	      ing searched (in this order).

	      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-

				  13 Jul 2008			sane-ma1509(5)


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