Re: New Member Intro, Installation Help
On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, Veli-Pekka Tatila wrote:
> Speaking of other accessible software, I'd like to have an IRC-client that
> does not require switching to it to be able to read messages. Maybe this is
> a strange idea but I'd find a deamon style IRc-client nice. That is it would
> post messages to your console directly, a bit like the new mail note but
> they'd be channel messages. YOu could also give IRC commands and respond by
> typing, say: my comment or say: /whois saarni and so on. This way you could
> IRC while working in the console without much hassle. Umm, There might be
> some more elegant solutions such as automated foreground task switching when
> new messages arrive, or simply opening up several consoles. Still, that
> deamon mode would be, well, at least interesting. I asked my Linux friend
> about it but he hadn't seen any such client.
neither have I actually.
although I think it's possible to write one, I personally would have
having so much extra traffic going over my text-console.
It's hard enough to follow busy irc-hcannels let alone working in between
Furthermore, your newmail notice only appairs when you finish a command
and not direclty when new mail arrives.
Best solution would be opening a second console-login or use screen.
> Thats a good point you have in there. I bet we'll be seeing quite a bit of
> development in the future. after all Gnopernicus already communicates with
> Brltty unless I'm much mistaken. Is the newness of the product the reason
> why some distroes don't include Gnopernicus even though it's part of Gnome?
> Namely the free Mandrake 9.2 CDs lack some essential binary RPMs required by
Debian does include gnopernicus and it should indeed talk with brltty.
Haven't got time enough to get it working yet under debian.
I tried once under the Gentoo-distro which failed.
> That's good to hear. Now the troble is, are these Brlty Voyager binaries I
> found new enough? The URL is:
don't know, you really need to have version 3.5 at least.
I'm still running with kernel-module cause I included it for my kernel.
> It does not tell the version on the site at all, and those packages only
> contain the raw binaries with no accompanying readme files.
better compile one yourself I think.
> I'll be trying out that serial install method very soon having just burned
> the first of the Woody CDs. I've already tested that the serial connection
> does work between the machinse using Hyperterminal. before I go on any
> further, I'd like to know if I need to alter these Hyperterminal defaults on
> the Windows side?
well it is possible to do the install directly from the access-floppies or
However, if you only have a braille-voyager, version 3.5 of brltty needs
to be available under debian.
Not sure it is.
> I suppose most things are all right. The once that do worry me are bps
> (which is liekly 9600 by default on Linux), flow control and terminal type.
> In particular, should the type be VT100 or TTY? After all, Linux terminals
> are called tty as in ttys0 and brltty so I'm a bit confused again.
well I think tv100 would to nicely
speed is 38400 defualt mostly.
> Ah, this is it. I already checked it's the first com port. IT's funny now
> that serial ports are considered legacy devices, this laptop came with a
> special USB-based serial port adapter that appears to work fine. Now, I'd
> say that's really merging new and old technology.
yeah I noticed that too, irritating thatis sometimes.
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