Brlapi drives me nuts.

mattias mj at
Wed Mar 6 16:22:44 UTC 2013

and python-brlapi are installed?
are braille activated in orca?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anders Holmberg" <anders at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <Blinux-list at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 5:18 PM
Subject: Brlapi drives me nuts.

> Hi!
> I am using vinux 3.02 here and i am having a strange problem.
> Braille works pritty well under the console but not in orca.
> I have asked this on the orca list and there's a guy there terrorizing me 
> with his shit talk about upgrading to ubuntu 13.04 which i do not listen 
> to.
> I am very satisfied with this vinux version except the braille problem in 
> orca.
> I have tried to edit some letters in the brlapi.key but still no go.
> I have created a group called brl and made me and root and gdm the users 
> of this group.
> Then i have set brlapi.key to only be readable to this group.
> The owner of the brlapi.key file is anders.
> I can't think of anything else to do
> Maybe reinstall but that seems a bit overkill.
> So i really need some help.
> Thanks in advance.
> /A
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