Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 11 Jul 2008
The sane-dc25 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to Kodak DC20 and DC25 cameras. At present, only the DC25 has been tested, but since the code is based on a DC20 interface program, it is likely to work for that model also.
The contents of the dc25.conf specify the serial port and baud rate to use. The baud rate specifies the maximum rate to use while downloading pictures. (The camera is always initialized using 9600 baud, then switches to the higher rate). On my 90MHz Pentium, I usually have no problems downloading at 115200 baud as long as the system is not excessively busy and the "interrupt-unmask flag" is set in the IDE driver (hdparm -u1). Supported baud rates are: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200.
The dumpinquiry line causes some information about the camera to be printed to stderr during startup. Note: This is not compatible with saned, so make sure you don't have any dumpinquiry lines if you are using saned (i.e. scanning on a remote machine using a network).
Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:
Peter Fales, firstname.lastname@example.org
Known bugs/limitations are:
I haven't figured out how to trigger an option reload following a "scan." This causes problems when a new picture is snapped for example, the slider that is used to select the picture from the camera may not be updated immediately.
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