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Re: Gene you poor soul




On Tuesday 21 May 2019 11:01:00 pm Martin McCormick wrote:

> Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Tuesday 21 May 2019 08:07:17 pm Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > > If brltty is killing all other usb numbers, that's a bug that
> > > needs fixing!  Much of the other computer peripherals going into
> > > modern computers these days go in through usb ports.
> > > If that ran, my standard keyboard and speakers would be killed and
> > > if those two get killed, I can't use a computer since I use speech
> > > synthesis for output since I've never been able to see a screen.
> >
> > This only affected the seriel to usb dongles.  And I've at least 3
> > in this system.  Since x10 will never make another CM-11a, and a
> > firecracker is different enough it won't talk to any of the older
> > stuff, it either works or I build a whole new system to automate one
> > group of lights.
> >
> > > One time I remember the Navy went and fixed band width hogging
> > > bugs with their mandatory training and took out the requirement to
> > > position a mouse and click to move to the next slide.  This was
> > > done to support accessibility.  Its other effect was on all of the
> > > ships in the fleets. Sailors suddenly discovered it was easier to
> > > complete their mandatory training.
> > > That was one instance where accessibility improvement had a good
> > > effect on those in remote environments.
>
> 	I found this thread accidentally and got interested in it
> so here are my two Cents worth.
>
> 	When you run a program or application, that application
> may need kernel modules that aren't part of the kernel right now
> so it looks in a special directory which is
> /lib/modules/long_number.  In my case, long_number is
>
> 4.9.0-6-686-pae
>
> 	Yours could be the same or more likely, it will be
> different and you find that out with the command
>
> uname -r
>
> 	The output you get from uname -r is what you put after
> /lib/modules/
>
> 	Your modules directory might have a module supporting
> brltty and you can find that out by cd
> /lib/modules/that_long_number and then doing ls |grep -i brltty.
>
> 	What that does is list all the files in the directory and
> only print those containing brltty in their name and it won't
> matter if the brltty is all upper case, lower case or some crazy
> mixture.
>
> 	If nothing is there, you have no brltty modules so you
> have found the bottom of that rabbit hole and don't need to dig
> any further.
>
> 	If you do, however, then lookup how to keep your computer
> from using that module since you don't need brltty anyway.  That
> procedure is different with different versions of Linux so read
> how your version blacklists kernel modules to keep them from ever
> loading.
>
> 	This is one of the many things about unix that are really
> useful since you can tweak your system to fix seemingly
> intractable problems at times.
>
> Martin McCormick

Its working now, and I have other irons in the fire, like how do I print 
to a printer shared by cups, from a win 10 Home edition that has taken a 
snapshot of its full screen window and has stored it on the win 10 box. 
I've been forced to buy a winderz box to do a job that will bill in the 
low 4 digit range.  And I'll need on site printouts so it looks as if I 
go spend another $40 on a cheap inkjet and carry it around.  And I can't 
even find the printer setup as I only had one other winbox in my life.. 
I started out in the nix camp in the middle 80's, went to amigados in 
the 90's, and to linux in '98 without ever having windows on the 
premises. So I'm the dummy they write all those yellow books for.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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