Is there a Linux driver for the Focus 40 Braille display?

Al Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Sat Jul 18 00:09:31 UTC 2015

Thanks, John.  It's already installed, so I'll look at the man page and 
see how it works.


On 07/17/2015 06:35 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> Yes. I am using a Focus 40 with brltty.
> John
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 05:57:29PM -0400, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
>> Greetings.
>> I'm borrowing a Focus 40.  I called Freedom Scientific with a couple of
>> questions.  One of whether this Braille display can work with Linux. The guy
>> said not unless there's a Linux driver, and he doesn't know of one.  Does
>> anybody on this list know of one or more such drivers, and whether any that
>> might exist works well enough to be worth trying?
>> Also, Focus 40 aside, what other Braille displays presently work with Linux?
>> I doubt we can afford much at this point, but it would be good to know in
>> case I do get a decent job or get other help.  (I know of the gismo based on
>> the Rasbury pie, but as far as I know it's not yet on the market.)
>> Thanks.
>> Al
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