progress, sort of *long*
sbahram at nc.rr.com
Thu Jan 15 19:30:13 EST 2004
I thought slackware 9.2 was the latest?
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From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca]
On Behalf Of Gregory Nowak
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 5:27 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: progress, sort of *long*
Why did you get slackware 8, if slackware 9.1 is the latest version?
On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 03:47:45PM -0500, Kyrath wrote:
> Hi, I downloaded the slackware8 images and made the 2 floppies, and I
> have a null modem cable connecting my 2 pcs. After reading the info on
> the slackware.com site, I found that you are to type: ramdisk
> console=ttyS0 at the prompt, right after the boot floppy stops and
> press <enter> to force output to the serial port. Well... it actually
> worked! However, the target pc seems to have locked up at the point
> where it asks for the route disk. I did see something about the
> slackware boot potentially causing some problems with the keyboard on
> pentium machines, or something like that. So I need to look into this
> The only thing I'm wondering about is the terminal client. I used the
> hyperterminal included with WinXP. Basically, I needed to use the
> jaws cursor to read the output, but I also have some sight and used
> zoomtext to verify what jaws was reading and making sure I read
> everything. Is there a better term client to use with JFW and WinXP?
> Also, any suggestions or comments regarding my keyboard issue would be
> appreciated. BTW, it looks like the bootup sequence didn't recognize
> any of my PCI cards. However, the mouse, hard drive, floppy, and cd
> rom appear to have been detected correctly.
> -- Rob
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