sane-hs2p(5) SANE Scanner Access Now Easy sane-hs2p(5)
sane-hs2p - SANE backend for Ricoh SCSI flatbed/ADF scanners
The sane-hs2p library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) back-
end that provides access to the Ricoh IS450 family of scanners. Should
also work with the IS420, IS410, and IS430 scanners, but these are
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 hs2p.conf file is a list of device names that cor-
respond 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. 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. A
value of 255 prints all debug output. Smaller values reduce
The sane-hs2p backend is now in version 1.00. All major scanning-re-
lated features are supported, except for those features requiring the
optional IPU. Scanning from the flatbed or ADF (either simplex or du-
plex) is supported. Lineart, halftone, 4-bit gray, and 8-bit gray are
supported. Pre-set gamma tables and halftone patterns are supported, as
well as brightness, threshold, contrast. Also supported is scan wait
mode, binary and gray filtering, negative scanning, and absolute or
relative white setting. Printing with the optional endorser also is
This scanner can scan from the ADF in continuous simplex mode. Sur-
prisingly, many scanners scan an entire document from the ADF into mem-
ory before ejecting the sheet. Thus if the document is too long, the
scanner cannot hold the entire image data in memory. But if the scan-
ner would send its image data when its memory got full, and then read
the next buffer's worth of data, continuous scanning could be achieved.
The SCSI commands for uploading (2AH) or downloading (28H) custom half-
tone patterns (02H) and gamma vectors (03H) should work, but require
implementing the SANE Option-Value code to allow the user to create the
tables to be uploaded to the scanner. No support for Maintenance Data
(80H) is planned as this functionality is more suited to a stand-alone
utility to be used by a technician when replacing the lamp or ADF unit.
Nor is support for reading or changing IPU (93H) parameters and adjust-
ments planned, since my IS450 lacks such a unit. The 31-byte Auto
Photo/Letter struct and 21-byte Dynamic threshold struct are documented
in the hs2p-scsi.h file should someone wish to use their IPU for image
sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),
Maintained by Jeremy Johnson <email@example.com>
13 Jul 2008 sane-hs2p(5)
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