Installing FC2 with BRLTTY.

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Oct 11 12:27:04 UTC 2004

This would be correct. The iso images at Dave's site track the official
Fedora release, so are vintage last November, when FC2 was released. The
iso images of the Speakup Modified are updated, from time to time, as
various packages contained in the distribution are updated.

In consultation with Dave we have determined that we can make an
installation image for the Speakup Modified that will work either with
speech or braille. More news about that soon.

Meanwhile, ithe thing to know is that the difference is how much
updating you need to do after installation. Whether you start with stock
Fedora iso images, or with the Speakup Modified, you still want to
ensure you've added all relevant updates once the installation
completes. Because the iso images at the Speakup Modified are regularly
updated with these updates already, there's just less updating to do
following installation--possibly even none.


Cheryl Homiak writes:
> I won't guarantee 100% that I'm not doing something wrong,but it appears 
> that the iso from Dave's site works with the official fedora core 2 set 
> but not with the speakup set. It also appears that the brltty.iso on the 
> speakup site, dated July 19, boots and brings up brltty but does not work 
> with either the present speakup install disks or the official fedora core 
> disks. I haven't tried to make a brltty.iso from the current 
> speakup-fedora boot.iso, because both when I tried making an iso in an Fc2 
> install and a gentoo install I got errors that prevented the completion of 
> the iso. I had previously reported the problem to dave; I don't think I've 
> tried making the iso in debian. My hypothesis was that possibly the 
> brltty.iso, which is actually a modification of the boot.iso via a script 
> (though you can also do it with the first cd of a set) needs to match the 
> set you are trying to use. However, it's possible I'm jumping to an 
> unfounded conclusion.
> Since the brltty.iso does work with the official FC2 first cd, and since 
> the first speakup-modified FC2 cd comes up fine using speakup boot 
> parameters, and since both pass integrity tests, I don't believe there's 
> anything wrong with the first cd in either set that would have caused this 
> problem.
> When I say that the brltty.iso from the speakup site does not 
> work with 
> either cd set, I mean that brltty comes up but when you put in the first 
> cd of the set it is not recognized as a fecora cd.
> It also may be that the problem with running the script to create isos has 
> been solved and i haven't tried it again with a late enough version.
> The only other possibility I can think of is that there is something wrong 
> with the brltty.iso on the speakup site or with my copy of it.
> I hope the way i'm explaining this is understandable.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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