Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 13 Jul 2008
The sane-hp5400 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to the following Hewlett-Packard USB flatbed scanners:
More details can be found on the hp5400 backend homepage http://hp5400backend.sourceforge.net/.
This is ALPHA software. Keep your hand at the scanner's plug and unplug it, if the head bumps at the end of the scan area. See also the BUGS section.
If you own a scanner other than the ones listed above that works with this backend, please let us know this by sending the scanner's exact model name and the USB vendor and device ids (e.g. from /proc/bus/usb/devices, sane-find-scanner or syslog) to us. Even if the scanner's name is only slightly different from the models mentioned above, please let us know.
The contents of the hp5400.conf file is a list of usb lines containing vendor and product ids that correspond to USB scanners. The file can also contain the names of device files that correspond to an HP 54XX scanner. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. The scanners are autodetected by usb vendor_id product_id statements which are already included into hp5400.conf. "vendor_id" and "product_id" are hexadecimal numbers that identify the scanner. If autodetection does not work, add the device name of your scanner to the configuration file, e.g. /dev/usb/scanner0.
Example: export SANE_DEBUG_HP5400=4
Scanning is only tested with Linux/ix86/gcc. Be careful when testing on other operating systems and especially on big-endian platforms. The scanner may get wrong data.
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