braillified Fedora core 2 installation

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon May 24 15:34:45 UTC 2004

I definitely like the notion of disabling kudzu probes on particular ports. This is a superior fix indeed.

The HOWTO currently recommends doing:

chkconfig --level 0123456 [service] off

from the second console before rebooting the fresh install. Of course, this is particularly important for newbies and with respect to the firstboot [service]. For folks who miss this on the install round, the HOWTO recommends going into single user mode to fix this.

I suppose the Caddilac solution would be an additional screen via the Anaconda installer to deal with these things--and create the appropriate initrd.

Something else for the 2do list.

Dave Mielke writes:
> [quoted lines by Cheryl Homiak on 2004/05/23 at 15:00 -0500]
> >Is it necessary with the braillified Fedora core disk, if one then 
> >installs by cdrom, to go through the steps of turning off firstboot and 
> >kudzu before rebooting as is true with speakup? 
> Yes, those things would need to be done. Note, however, that it's not necessary
> to turn kudzu off altogether. It's merely necessary, if your braille display
> uses a serial port, to tell kudzu not to rpobe serial ports. This is done by
> setting "SAFE" to "yes" in "/etc/sysconfig/kudzu".
> >Is there documentation I 
> >should be reading re: this question?
> No, but I'll be glad to add some. Please let me know which steps you use to
> disable kudzu and firstboot so that I can consider them for inclusion.
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