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

       sane-artec - SANE backend for Artec flatbed scanners

       The  sane-artec	library	 implements  a	SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
       backend that provides access to Artec/Ultima SCSI flatbed scanners.  At
       present,	 the  following	 scanners are known to work at least partially
       with this backend:

	      * Artec A6000C
	      * Artec A6000C PLUS
	      * Artec ViewStation AT3
	      * BlackWidow BW4800SP (rebadged Artec AT3)
	      * Artec ViewStation AT6
	      * Artec ViewStation AT12
	      * Artec AM12S
	      * Plustek 19200S (rebadged Artec AM12S)

       Although this manual page is generally updated with each	 release,  up-
       to-date	information  on	 new releases and extraneous helpful hints are
       available from the backend homepage:

       The contents of the artec.conf file are a list  of  device  names  that
       correspond  to  Artec  scanners.	 Empty lines and lines starting with a
       hash mark (#) are ignored.  See sane-scsi(5) on details of what consti‐
       tutes a valid device name.

       Sample file:
       # artec.conf
       # this is a comment.
       # this line says search for any SCSI devices which are scanners and have
       #     a vendor string of 'ULTIMA'
       scsi ULTIMA
       # the next line forces the backend to assume the next scanner found has
       #     the specified vendor string (useful for testing rebadged models).
       vendor ULTIMA
       # the next line forces the backend to assume the next scanner found has
       #     the specified model string (useful for testing rebadged models).
       model AT3
       # now a line that actually specifies a device.  The backend is going to
       #     assume this is an Artec/Ultima AT3 because we forced the vendor and
       #     model above.
       # once we hit a scanner device line, the forced vendor and model
       # string are
       #     'forgotten', so the vendor and model for this next device will be
       #     determined from the result of a SCSI inquiry.

       Some  Artec scanners come with an included SCSI adapter.	 If your scan‐
       ner came with a DTC ISA scsi cards, you can probably use it with recent
       (>=  2.2.0)  kernels  using the generic NCR5380 support.	 You must pass
       the following boot argument to the kernel: "dtc3181e=0x2c0,0"
       I do not have any information on the PCI	 SCSI  adapter	included  with
       some newer Artec scanners.

	      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  con‐
	      figuration  file	is searched in two default directories: first,
	      the  current  working  direc-  tory  (".")  and  then  in	 /sys‐
	      tem/resources/sane-backends/1.0.18/etc/sane.d.   If the value of
	      the environment variable ends with the directory separator char‐
	      acter,  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	 "/system/resources/sane-back‐
	      ends/1.0.18/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.
	      E.g.,  a	value  of 128 requests all debug output to be printed.
	      Smaller levels reduce verbosity: SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC values

	      Number  Remark

	       0       print important errors
	       1       print errors
	       2       print sense
	       3       print warnings
	       4       print scanner-inquiry
	       5       print informations
	       6       print less important informations
	       7       print major called procedures
	       8       print all called procedures
	       9       print procedure info/data messages
	       10      print called sane-init-routines
	       11      print called sane-procedures
	       12      print sane infos
	       13      print sane option-control messages

	       50      print verbose data/debug messages

	       == 100  print software RGB calibration data
	       == 101  print raw data from scanner to file

	       == 128  print out all messages

       Example: export SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC=13

       Known bugs in this release: A6000C+ users with firmware v1.92  or  ear‐
       lier have problems with the backend, the cause has not been determined.
       Sometimes the backend is not particularly robust, you can possibly lock
       up  the	SCSI  bus  (and/or machine) by not having patience enough when
       scanning.  3-channel gamma correction is not  implemented  and  single-
       channel	gamma  correction  is not totally working on models other than
       the AT3.

       sane(7), sane-scsi(5)

       Chris Pinkham (

sane-backends 1.0.18		  24 Jan 2000			 sane-artec(5)

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