Solaris 10 installation with braille display

tim.pennick at tim.pennick at
Tue Jan 3 12:06:48 UTC 2006


I've no experience of Solaris on X86 processors/architecture so I can't really help any further.  I used to run a terminal emulator on the Windows machine (Kermit or Reflections, or some other software which allows you to make your PC look like a serial VT100 style terminal.  On a SPARC based work station/server, if there was no keyboard/monitor attached, it would look for I/O on its serial port with no further configuration, but I have no idea how you 'd do this on an X86 machine.



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[mailto:blinux-list-bounces at]On Behalf Of Jani Kinnunen
Sent: 03 January 2006 11:57
To: Linux for blind general discussion
Subject: Re: Solaris 10 installation with braille display


The machine on which I'm going to install Solaris has an x86-based 

> connect a PC running Windows and a screen reader to > the Solaris box via 
> a serial lead

What should I do to get this working? Probably I've to connect the two 
machines together with a null modem cable, right? Do I have to perform other 
tasks on the Windows machine so that the connection starts up? How about the 
machine on which I'm installing Solaris? What do I need to do?

> you need to ensure that there is no "native" keyboard > > connected to the 
> machine so that it looks for I/O from it > serial port.>

Do you mean the Windows machine?

Jani Kinnunen 

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