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Re: got a new problem with heyu, and it is a bug in bfltty that kills all /dev/ttyUSBnumber's

On Tuesday 21 May 2019 11:41:00 am Curt wrote:

> On 2019-05-21, Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This to me is a bug that needs fixed.  No sense in denying someone
> > using
> There are already oldenbugs flurrying around the question, Gene.
> Here's one from 2012:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=667616
> tags 667616 + wontfix
>  Arthur Magill, le Thu 05 Apr 2012 13:10:27 +0200, a écrit :
>  > Can brltty be convinced not to grab this connection?
>  It could, but we don't want to, as it would break brltty for people
> who use the braille devices with chips using that ID, making the
> computer completely unusable for them, really not a good thing.
> writes Monsieur THIBAULT
> > braile facilities being denied the use of such adapters.  Thats
> > discriminatory.  And its a bug that could potentially generate a
> > lawsuit. So I'm going to add the debian-user list to the CC: Maybe
> > someone else with more experience at navigating their way thru
> > bugzilla can do it based on what I've written here.
> We are positively discriminating in favor of the blind.
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett

Then perhaps the better question is why was it running on a new stretch 
install?   I think it probably could be fixed to keep both camps happy.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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