− SANE backend for Mustek BearPaw 1200F USB
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.
can be found on the ma1509 backend homepage
USB scanners are supported by the gt68xx, mustek_usb and the
plustek backends. See sane−mustek_usb(5),
sane−gt68xx(5) and sane−plustek(5)
can only work with scanners that are already detected by the
operating system. See sane−usb(5) for
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.
expects device names of the form:
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/scanner0 or libusb:001:002,
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
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
hexadecimal 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
The shared library implementing
this backend (present on systems that support dynamic
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.
higher than 600 dpi don’t work
Transparency adapter and automatic document feeder is not
No support for "high-speed" mode (jpeg)
bug information is available at the MA-1509 backend homepage