[CCed to linux-kernel, as IMO the best idea would be to implement this at
On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, VZW AUDIO/BRAILLE wrote:
> Hi, I have on one pc the very great chance to use Debian 2.1 with a
> hardware braille-display. But actually on another pc I'm suffering from
> the refusal of my old braille display (not brltty supported) to let
> me work under Deb. So on pc1 I've a great pleasure to work, on another
> nothing more than frustration!
I've seen the request for braille device support during installation here
on debian-devel for many times, and IMO the best approach would be to
support these devices at kernel level. The reason for this is that a
daemon approach would compromise system security, as some (luckily not too
many) braille devices have special interface cards which require hardware
access. Also, a daemon has to be started in order to be useful, so that
you cannot see anything if the boot fails.
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