sane-rts8891 - SANE backend for rts8891 based scanners
library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
backend that provides access to scanners based on the rts8891 ASIC.
The scanners that work with this backend are:
Vendor Model status
Umax Astra 4400 untested
Umax Astra 4450 untested
HP scanjet 4000c good
HP scanjet 4470c good
The options the backend supports can either be selected through command line
options to programs like scanimage or through GUI elements in xscanimage or
If you have any strange behavior, please report to the backend maintainer or to
the SANE mailing list.
Valid command line options and their syntax can be listed by using
scanimage --help -d rts8891
- Scan Mode Options
- selects the basic mode of operation of the scanner valid
choices are R Color , Gray and Lineart The default
mode is Color. The Lineart mode is black and white only (1 bit). Grayscale
will produce 256 levels of gray (8 bits). Color mode allows for over 16
million different colors produced from 24 bits of color information.
- selects the resolution for a scan. The horizontal and
vertical resolutions are set by the value of this option. The scanner is
capable of the following resolutions for the specified option value:
Value Hor. Resolution Vert. Resolution
----- --------------- -------------------
75 75dpi 75dpi
150 150dpi 150dpi
300 300dpi 300dpi
600 600dpi 600dpi
1200 1200dpi 1200dpi
- requests a preview scan. The resolution used for that scan
is 75 dpi and the scan area and the scan mode are as specified through
their options, or the default if not specified. The default value for
preview mode is "no".
- selects the minimum-brightness to get a white point. The
threshold is only used with Lineart mode scans. It is specified as a
percentage in the range 0..100% (in steps of 1). The default value of the
threshold option is 50.
The configuration file /etc/sane.d/rts8891.conf
contains the usb device
ids of supported scanners (eg usb 0x043d 0x007c) and scanner configuration
options. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored.
The options supported are allowsharing
enables or not the sharing of the scanner between multiple
frontends at the same time.
is used to force the reported model by the backend and is
only useful in the case of a scanner which NVRAM has been erased.
0 to report a HP4470c.
1 to report a HP4400c.
2 to report an Astra 4400.
- The static library implementing this backend.
- The shared library implementing this backend (present on
systems that support dynamic loading).
- SANE_DEBUG_RTS8891 SANE_DEBUG_RTS8891_LOW
- If the library was compiled with debug support enabled,
these environment variables controls the debug level for this backend.
E.g., a value of 255 requests all debug output to be printed. Smaller
levels reduce verbosity.
Scanners of the same model exist with different sensors, due to lack of data (ie
USB logs) some sensors are better supported than others. At least 75 dpi mode
is working for any model. Sharing the scanner between several frontends at the
same time (allowsharing option) may not work on some USB controllers.
XPA is no (yet) supported.
No bugs currently known.
sane-scsi(5), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xsane(1), sane(7)
- This backend has been developed by Stéphane
- Many thanks go to:
- Laurent Fournier who donated me a HP4470c. Vladimir Sysoev
and "TheUnruly Squash" for the time they spent recording USB
activity and testing the experimental version on HP4400 models.