[sane-devel] dell1600n-net backend

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Sun Jan 8 09:16:51 UTC 2006

Jon Chambers <jon at jon.demon.co.uk> wrote:


> 1. Hopefully trivial:  I have written a dummy backend and sym-linked
> it to /usr/lib/sane/libsane-dell1600n-net.so.  How can I get a SANE
> frontend to find it?

Add dell1600n to /etc/sane.d/dll.conf.

> 2. The Dell 1600n sends data back in CCITT Fax Group 4 or JPEG formats
> (for monochrome or colour scans respectively).  To convert this to an
> array of RGB data will require converstion via an external library
> (eg: libjpeg).  Is this extra link dependency acceptable for the SANE
> backends build?

Yes, see the Makefile in backend/, some backends already link with
external libraries (libgphoto2, libjpeg, libtiff are some examples


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