State of accessibility on BSD systems
alex_snow at gmx.net
Sun Sep 21 11:18:08 EDT 2008
All a serial console is is a computer running a terminal program like Minicom on unix or
hyperterminal in windows.
The only BSD I have had any experience installing was netbsd (I needed it to run a Mop
server so I could netboot a microvax), and it had a text installer that was really easy
to do over serial.
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 02:33:23AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Alex Snow wrote:
> >I was able to install netbsd without sited assistence a while back,
> >and I believe there is a way to do this with freebsd. All I did was
> >use a serial console, with Minicom under linux.
> Yes, I forgot to mention use of a serial console. I don't have one and
> thus have no experience with using it. I read here that it can be done
> that way but again I haven't tried because I don't have one. How much
> does it cost and how does it work? Do you just plug it into a serial
> port and get speech? They seem to be popular and one might be useful to
> have if it isn't expensive.
> Getting back to BSD installation, I can't comment on anything but
> FreeBSD but it uses a text installer so perhaps it would be possible to
> install via an emulator such as Bochs with a curses interface. NetBSD
> claims to run on anything including the Vax so I'm sure it has a text
> installer that could run in an emulator. If I try BSD again, I think I
> would go with NetBSD just because it seems to be more historical
> regarding older BSD software and does run on platforms which I've
> certainly never heard of, far more than Linux. Either way, there is no
> chance in the near future that Speakup will run on BSD because Speakup
> is a set of Linux kernel modules.
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