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Pipistrelle
November 6th, 2006, 03:49 AM
Hi. I can't get my braille Lite 40 to work with Brltty. I try this from the command line:

sudo brltty -b bl

and this from the boot prompt:

linux brlttty=bl

In the first instance, I get a version number for Brltty and the message "screen driver for Linux". I get no results with the second method. Is there anything else I can do or change?

Thanks,
Teresa

Pipistrelle
November 8th, 2006, 05:42 AM
Hmmm, I'm going to post this in case anyone else has the same adventures I have had for the past few days.

I've found out that ttyS0 (the serial port) is no longer a default. Thus:

Boot prompt:
linux brltty=bl,ttyS0

or

command line:
sudo brltty -b bl -d ttyS0

Yay! :)

Teresa

frafu
November 8th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Thanks for letting us know.

frafu

Henrik
November 10th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Hi Teresa,

We have plans for improving brltty support for Ubuntu 7.04. I'd appreciate your vfeedback on this specification: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/Specs/BrailleSupport

That is intended to make use on both the Live CD and installed systems easier.

Pipistrelle
November 17th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Yes, the Braille accessibility roadmap looks great. I wish I were a bit more knowledgeable about how these things are implemented, but I do know that the Kudzu demon causes problems when probing. I very much like the idea for an item in the f5 accessibility menu.

Thanks,
Teresa