Re: Gnopernicus, brltty and debian

Okay. We discovered that braille is started in the startup box but the is no list of option in preferences/braille/device. It gives one choice that being none.

Or at least so I am told. I might add that speech does not work on that computer because linux doesn't like the sound card. We are searching for a different one (if we have one) but at this point I must rely on braille and/or sighted help.


Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:06:46 +0300
From: remus draica <rd baum ro>
To: Tom Masterson <kd7cyu yahoo com>
Cc: Gnome accessibility <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: Gnopernicus, brltty and debian

On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 07:05 -0700, Tom Masterson wrote:


Gnopernicus has an UI from which you can configure it. So, no need to
use or look into gconf keys.

The dialogs you have to look at are:
 1. Startup Mode (make sure that braille is on--- the check box is
 2. Preferences / 2 Braille / Braille Device (make sure that brltty is


Iterestingly when I finally got a sighted colleague to look at it in gnome
here is what we find.

using gconftool-2 at the console the device shows as brltty however in
gnome it shows as none and there is no drop down to select from.  I fond
that at the end of day yesterday and am looking into it further today.

Note that none of my colleagues have worked with screen reader technology
before so I am having to do some interpretation of what they are reading.


On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, remus draica wrote:

On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 19:15 -0700, Tom Masterson wrote:

Hi Tom,

Please check if braille is on in gnopernicus and brltty device is


I am using the unstable version of Debian and kernel version 2.6, brltty
3.7.2-3.1 and gnopernicus 1.0.5-1.
I am getting no response from the braille display when I type startx other
than "screen in not in text mode".  The braille display is an Alva abt34d
which works fine with brltty at the console.  Any ideas of what might be
wrong and how to solve it? I followed the instructions on the brltty site
for setting up gnome.

Tom Masterson
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