[sane-devel] What is v4l.conf good for?

gerard klaver gerard@gkall.hobby.nl
Tue, 04 May 2004 22:32:20 +0000

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 20:04, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> It has for a long time irritated me that the command scanimage -L would find
> two devices: my scanner and my Hauppauge TV-card. When I ran xsane I should
> always select the scanner because it found both these devices.
> Today I found the file /etc/sane.d/v4l.conf which contained:
> /dev/bttv0
> /dev/video0
> /dev/video1
> /dev/video2
> /dev/video3
> /dev/video4
> After commenting out these statements xsane (and of cause scanimage) only found
> the scanner and for that matter I consider my little problem solved. But what
> is this c4l.conf godd for? Have I introduced other still unknown problems by
> removing these statements?
> Regards,
> Erik P. Olsen

File is for the v4l backend (can be used with for example webcam kernel
module and xcam frontend).

Placing a # voor v4l in the /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file has the same
effect (disable selecting v4l backend)

Gerard Klaver