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       sane-qcam - SANE backend for Connectix QuickCam cameras

       The sane-qcam library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) back-
       end that provides access Connectix QuickCam cameras.

       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where port is the I/O port address at which the device  resides.	  This
       address	is  normally  specified	 in  hexadecimal using C syntax (e.g.,
       0x37b) and may be prefixed with the letter "u" (e.g., u0x37b) to	 force
       the backend to access the camera in uni-directional mode.

       The contents of the qcam.conf file is a list port addresses that may be
       connected to a Connectix QuickCam.  Empty lines and everything starting
       from  a	hash  mark  (#) up to the end of a line are ignored.  A sample
       configuration file is shown below:

	      0x37b  # /dev/lp0
	      0x378  # /dev/lp1
	      u0x278 # /dev/lp2 forced in uni-directional mode
	      0x3bc  # /dev/lp0 (alternate address)

       In general, it is safest to list only the port  addresses  that	really
       correspond  to a QuickCam.  For example, if one of the listed addresses
       actually connect to a printer, then starting up this backend will cause
       the printer to perform a device reset (which is generally undesirable).

	      The   backend   configuration  file  (see	 also  description  of
	      SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

	      The static library implementing this backend.

	      The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
	      that support dynamic loading).

	      This environment variable specifies the list of directories that
	      may contain the configuration file.  Under UNIX, the directories
	      are  separated  by a colon (`:'), under OS/2, they are separated
	      by a semi-colon (`;').  If this variable is not set, the config-
	      uration  file is searched in two default directories: first, the
	      current working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d.	If the
	      value  of the environment variable ends with the directory sepa-
	      rator character, then the default directories are searched after
	      the  explicitly  specified  directories.	 For  example, setting
	      SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would  result  in  directories
	      "tmp/config",  ".",  and	"/etc/sane.d"  being searched (in this

	      If the library was compiled with	debug  support	enabled,  this
	      environment  variable controls the debug level for this backend.
	      E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug output  to  be  printed.
	      Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

       David Mosberger

       Support is currently limited to the color version of the QuickCam.  The
       black-and-white camera is starting to work too, but I don't believe  it
       works  in all cases yet.	 Reportedly, acquiring images of certain sizes
       work fine, but others result in shifted images (sounds like  a  problem
       due to byte-padding).

       The  program  needs root-privileges since it needs to be able to access
       the camera's I/O ports.


sane-backends 1.0.18		25 October 1997			  sane-qcam(5)