[sane-devel] Second draft of Scanner HOWTO for TLDP

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Fri, 27 Jun 2003 15:28:46 +0200


On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:14:23AM -0500, Howard Shane wrote:
> I've visited the libusb site, and the only documentation available seems 
> to be for developers. If someone can point me to more user-oriented 
> information I'll be happy to include it. I assume it's out of the beta 
> phase? Are there distribution manufacturers including it in their stable 
> branches of binaries?

As far as I kno all Linux distributions include libusb. Libusb is a
library to access generic USB devices. It uses the operating system
generic USB driver and how that works exactly depends on the operating

The only thing the user needs to know is that he can only use libusb
access if no other kernel driver is attached to the speicfic device.
In case of Linux, that means "rmmod scanner". For permission issues
and other details look at man sane-usb. Maybe a pointer to that man
page is sufficiant.