Best command-line distro
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Sat Nov 15 10:16:07 UTC 2014
If you prefer Debian, you can always helped by a sighted person compile a
brltty 5 in static mode,
so I won't choose a distro depending only on the driver to run just one
(jsut my personal opinion)
On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:46:42AM -0600, John G Heim wrote:
> Debian stable shows brltty 4.4. Vinux 4.0 has brltty 4.5. I don't
> have a debian testing machine around to check the version. But the
> last time I tried debian testing, code named jessie, it had a lot of
> problems particularly with the character interface. Of course, if
> you're just using brltty, that probably doesn't matter.
> I was going to post an answer to your original question saying that
> you were asking for something pretty difficult. A distro that
> specializes in having the latest versions of most packages is also
> going to have more problems. Usually, ubuntu is a pretty good
> compromise between stability and new packages. If I was you, I'd
> give ubuntu another try. Just about any distro should work pretty
> well in character mode.
> Another thing you might try is sonar. I haven't used sonar since
> they switched to an manjero based system. But when they were basing
> their distro on ubuntu, it was excellent. They do focus on the
> graphical user environment though.
> Also, I am pretty sure that brltty uses udev rules to detect your
> braille displayand start the brltty daemon. If you need a newer
> version of brltty, it may be because theyadded a new udev rule for
> your braille display.
> Anyway, the point is that you shouldn't have to worry about which
> distro to use to get brltty started. They should all do that subject
> to the caveat above. It's the package, not the distro.
> On 11/14/2014 09:12 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >It looks like Debian might be the best choice. However, I need brltty to
> >run at boot-up, so it shows the login mesage. Is there a package for
> >Debian that will set this up. I also need brltty 5.2, because 5.1 won't
> >work with my Focus 40 Braille display. I don't want a graphical
> >interface preloaded.
> >Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes behaves strangely at the command line.
> >On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 02:13:44PM +0100, Aldo wrote:
> >>As far as I know, there isn't any distro that should be the "best" for
> >>command-line usage; I'am a Debian user since march 2000, and Ubuntu is
> >>giving me as much satisfaction used on command-line interface.
> >>There aren't so much differences between shese two distros used on
> >>command-line, that I may easily say taht they are quite similar and as easy
> >>and accessible both.
> >>The only reason why sometimes I choosed for Ubuntu instead of Debian, is
> >>that there are some apps in a recent version on it; but in general I use
> >>Deiban on a desktop PC, and the only difference for me is root versus sudo
> >>su, taht's all!
> >>On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 10:55:53AM -0600, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >>>Which distro is best for working solely at the command line? I was using
> >>>CentOS for a while, but some of the applications were out of date.
> >>>Ubuntu is giving me trouble.
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