braillenote under linux

michaelweaver weavermicha at
Tue Jul 3 11:15:13 UTC 2007

I do not seem to be able to get Brailletty to start.
I get an unable to open device or read device such and such followed by
unable to read screen.
I typed brltty serial:ttyS0 and even tried just brltty but still get the
same error messages.
On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 14:06 -0400, Dave Mielke wrote:
> [quoted lines by michaelweaver on 2007/07/02 at 18:33 +0100]
> >Does the Braillenote need to be connected to the PC during a Linux
> >installation before it can be used?
> I don't understand your question. If you want to use it during an install then,
> of course, it must be connected during that install. If you just want to use it
> later then you just need to connect it later. The application which makes it
> work as a braille display is brltty, so you really only need it connected while
> brltty is running.
> >Also will I need to select any keywords or serial port for the
> >Braillenote?
> You'll need to tell brltty which serial port your BrailleNote is connected to. 
> You can do this via brltty's -d option or via its braille-device configuration
> file directive. Specify something like: serial:ttyS0

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