braillified Fedora core 2 installation

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon May 24 15:31:01 UTC 2004

Hi, Dave:

I don't know what the issue is with cups, and I agree it should be resolved. All I can say is that I did the interactive boot after installing FC2--the one where you say 'yes' and 'no' to the loading of each module. Kudzu and Cups both crash Speakup when there's a synth on the serial port. I can't explain it further, but I can certainly reproduce it.

I would agree that a proper resolution should restore both apps, as they're both worthy and useful apps to have.

I'm curious though, does brltty manage with firstboot? Or is that the same showstopper it is with Speakup?

Dave Mielke writes:
> [quoted lines by Janina Sajka on 2004/05/23 at 22:02 -0400]
> >I can't say definitively but would expect that kudzu and cups would not be an
> >issue for brltty. 
> kudzu is a problem for some models of braille displays which use a serial port. 
> This is because kudzu sends byte sequences to each serial port to see if any
> serial mice have been added/deleted. Some braille display models get confused
> by these byte sequences whereas others don't. It's usually better, though, to
> put kudzu into safe mode (no serial port probing) rather than to turn it off so
> that it can still help with the configuration of new non-serial devices.
> I don't understand the issue with cups. As I understand cups, it only ever does
> I/O on devices which have been explicitly associated with defined printers. 
> Rather than turn cups off, therefore, why not just not define any printer which
> uses a serial port? That would still leave cups running for printers which are
> accessible via a parallel port or the network.
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