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
       exact 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
       device 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
       default 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/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-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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