Bug#741136: brltty: Very unstable in Debian Installer 7.4
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* What led up to the situation?
I did a fresh install of Debian 7.4, in text mode.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
I enabled brltty with the "brltty=..." parameter.
I'm using a Handy Tech Braille Star 40 via USB, so I used "ttyUSB0" as the braille device.
This has always workd.
* What was the outcome of this action?
When the clock was beeing configured, brltty crashed.
First I thaught it could be the machine, so I restarted the installer.
But the same thing happend, at the same stage.
Then I guessed that it was brltty.
I switched to the tty2 console, and got brltty re-enabled.
But it keept restarting over and over when I continiued the install.
It was almost impossible for me to read anything at all.
Every time I scrolled the display, brltty restarted.
It seems to me that this is a problem on amd64.
I did a install on a i386 machine earlier that day, and it worked without any problems.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.4
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages brltty depends on:
ii libbrlapi0.5 4.4-10+deb7u1
ii libc6 2.13-38+deb7u1
ii libgpm2 1.20.4-6
ii libicu48 18.104.22.168-12+deb7u1
ii libncursesw5 5.9-10
ii libtinfo5 5.9-10
ii lsb-base 4.1+Debian8+deb7u1
Versions of packages brltty recommends:
ii python 2.7.3-4+deb7u1
Versions of packages brltty suggests:
pn brltty-speechd <none>
pn brltty-x11 <none>
pn console-braille <none>
-- Configuration Files:
/etc/brltty.conf changed [not included]
-- no debconf information