Re: Braille devices (the problem was DOSemu)
On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, VZW AUDIO/BRAILLE wrote:
> Hi all,
> In my specific case where I wasn't able to run a Alva ABT280, this was the
> hardware problem + this should be the solution:
> - the problem: the DB9 connector on the rear panel didn't have the function
> of serial connection for the device; so the only way for the ABT280 was
> the parallel port. (No spex from factory, as Nicolas Pitre explained).
> But Dosgate, see http://www.cs.unibo.it/~zinie/dosgate uses DOSemu, and
> DOSEMU IS NOT IMPLEMENTED FOR PARALLEL PORT.
Please read carefully the documentation for dosemu!
You can configure it so dosemu (and the Linux kernel) lets DOS
applications access the parallel port hardware directly. I used an Alva
ABT340 over the parallel port that way in the past.