sane-ibm - SANE backend for IBM and Ricoh SCSI flatbed scanners
The sane-ibm library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
backend 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 either the path-name for the special device that
corresponds to a SCSI scanner. The program sane-find-scanner 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
correspond 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
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
configuration file is searched in two default directories:
first, the current working directory (".") and then in
/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 directories. For
example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result
in directories "tmp/config", ".", and "/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),
Maintained by Henning Meier-Geinitz <email@example.com>
13 Jul 2008 sane-ibm(5)