Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 13 Jul 2008
sane-ma1509 - SANE backend for Mustek BearPaw 1200F USB scanner
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
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 ma1509 backend homepage
Other Mustek USB scanners are supported by the gt68xx, mustek_usb and the
plustek backends. See
This backend can only work with scanners that are already detected by the
operating system. See
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
or syslog) to me.
This backend expects device names of the form:
is a path-name for the special device that corresponds to a USB scanner.
With Linux, such a device name could be
The contents of the
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
Instead of using the device name, the scanner can be autodetected by
usb vendor_id product_id
statements which are already included into
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
as described above.
To set the time the lamp needs for warm-up, use
The time is given in seconds after the option. The default is 30 seconds.
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
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.
Henning Meier-Geinitz <firstname.lastname@example.org
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 homepage