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


       sane-ibm - SANE backend for IBM and Ricoh SCSI flatbed scanners


       The  sane-ibm library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) back-
       end that provides access to the IBM 2456 and the Ricoh IS-410,  IS-420,
       and  IS-430  flatbed  scanners.  Support  for  the IS-410 and IS-430 is
       untested. Please contact the maintainer or the sane-devel mailing  list
       if you own such a scanner.

       This  backend  is  alpha-quality.  It  may  have bugs and some scanners
       haven't been tested at all. Be careful and pull the plug if the scanner
       causes unusual noise.


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where  special is the path-name for the special device that corresponds
       to a SCSI scanner. The program sane-find-scanner(1) helps to  find  out
       the  correct  device. Under Linux, such a device name could be /dev/sg0
       or /dev/sga, for example.  See sane-scsi(5) for details.


       The contents of the ibm.conf file is a list of device names that corre-
       spond  to  SCSI  scanners.   Empty lines and lines starting with a hash
       mark (#) are ignored.  See sane-scsi(5) on details of what  constitutes
       a valid device name.


              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/local/etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment variable
              ends with the directory separator character,  then  the  default
              directories are searched after the explicitly specified directo-
              ries.  For example, setting  SANE_CONFIG_DIR  to  "/tmp/config:"
              would    result    in    directories    tmp/config,    .,    and
              /usr/local/etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

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


       sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),


       mf <>
       Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz <>

                                  13 Jul 2008                      sane-ibm(5)

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