kernel and braille displays

Andor Demarteau andor at
Wed Oct 20 11:06:30 UTC 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Gustafsson Kristoffer (elev) wrote:

 > HEllo!
 > ok, some final questions.
 > I have decided to change kernel from the 2.4.20-8 kernel that is included with redhat 9
 > However when I switch to the latest 2.6 kernel brltty stops working.
 > why this?
in the 2.6.x kernel there's no voyager-module anymroe for the USF-support.
However, starting with brltty 3.5 this is no longer needed.
Voyager-support has moved to a userspace-part of brltty and so the
kernel-module was discontinued in kernel 2.6
I think this is an inprovement )specially for boot/rescue systems).

 > also , where can I find the braille voyager driver support?
as said, install brltty 3.5 or above (3.6 is out now).

 > My third problem is that the kernel modules that I selected as loadable modules are nowhere to be found.
 > I looked in the /lib/modules direcotry, but could only find modules for the old kernel.
 > where can they be?
did you do make modules and make modules_install?
if not, it's not too surprising they're not there :)

 > kristoffer

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