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Last update: Tue Oct 14 20:38:59 1997

- Avoiding damage on Mustek flatbed scanners
	The Mustek flatbed scanners have no protection against exceeding
	the physical scan area height.  That is, if a scan is attempted with
	a height that exceeds the height of the scan surface, the scanner
	begins making loud noises and the scan mechanism may be damaged.
	Thus, if you hear such a noise, IMMEDIATELY turn off the scanner.

	Normally, the Mustek backend will ensure that the maximum scan
	height is not exceeded.  However, if your scanner model has not been
	tested yet, this saftey-guard may not work.  In such a case,
	you may want to use scanimage's -y option to gradually determine the
	exact height of the scan area (making sure to turn off the scanner as
	soon as it starts making noises).  Once you know the proper height,
	mail the following information to sane-devel@mostang.com:

		- scanner name (label on the front of the scanner)
		- scanner model (SCSI ID)
		- firmware revision

	The last two items can be determined with a command of the form:

		SANE_DEBUG_MUSTEK=3 scanimage -h -d mustek >/dev/null

	The current list of Mustek scanners that are known to work
	properly can be found in man-page sane-mustek(5).

- My Linux box used to scan just fine but now it suddenly won't work anymore,
  what's up?
	If you increased SG_BIG_BUFF when building SANE (as is recommended
	by sane-scsi(5) for performance reasons), be careful when upgrading
	the kernel as that will typically install a new version of
	/usr/include/scsi/sg.h, with the old, smaller value.  This has
	the effect that SANE _thinks_ the SCSI buffer is big, but since
	the Linux kernel uses a smaller value, scanning will fail with
	"out of memory" errors.  To fix this problem, increase SG_BIG_BUFF
	to the old value, rebuild the kernel, then reboot the machine

- xscanimage/xcam crashes X server on Linux/Alpha
	Older versions of the TGA X server (such as version 3.1.2) are known
	to fail when creating shared images of certain sizes.  This can be
	avoided by invoking xscan and xcam with option --no-shm.

- Missing /usr/include/scsi on Linux systems
	Older Linux distributions are missing the /usr/include/scsi directory.
	In such a case, it is necessary to copy the relevant files from
	the kernel distribution.  Normally, the command:

		cp -a /usr/src/linux/include/scsi /usr/include

	should fix this problem.