Problems with BRLTTY on latest Debian

Matthys Terblanche matthys at
Sun Nov 25 18:50:40 UTC 2007

I just did more or less the same thing, but on Ubuntu 7.04
I cant remember all the details, but if you Google for brltty 3.9 Ubuntu
you'll hopefully find the page explaining about installing the python-Pyrex
and python-dev  before compiling brltty.  I'm very new to Linux, but as I
understand it, BRLTTY must be compiled with the python links included for
orca to work with it.
I got brltty running, but my problem is a bit different, when on the gui
screen, I get only the message that the screen is not in text mode, so
obviously I did not do everything correct myself, but on the terminal
window, brltty works okay.
hopefully it help you a bit.

-----Original Message-----
From: blinux-list-bounces at [mailto:blinux-list-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Christian
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 7:58 PM
To: blinux-list at
Subject: Problems with BRLTTY on latest Debian

Hi all,
I have just installed the latest test version of Debian. Everything is
working fine except for BRLTTY.
I installed the latest version of BRLTTY, 3.9. I edited the /etc/brltty.conf
but now i dont have any braille output. I have to use Orca. I tried
reinstalling, but wiht the same result. Any ideas?
Many thanks,

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