persistent brltty question at boot time while brltty already configured

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Mon Sep 8 01:50:15 BST 2008

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On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 07:09:30AM EST, Labrador wrote:
> Finally after discussing this point at the Brltty list, it seems that we
> must enter "usb:" without capital letters nor quotes in the /etc/brltty.conf
> file.
> Now it workx again, but Ubuntu is persistently asking at eacht boot time for
> which kind of display I'm using, and pointing me for answering S for serial,
> U for USB, B for Bluetooth or X for exit.

Somehow, the command-line arguments passed to the kernel at boot has had "braille=ask" added. To immediately solve this problem, I suggest you open the file /boot/grub/menu.lst as root, and search for braille-ask, and delete it. Do not delete the entire line, just delete that part of the line. Then as root, run the command "update-grub". This should stop the constant prompting at boot.

I would also like to know what CD you used to install Ubuntu, so I can attempt to track down that problem, and make sure it is fixed for future Ubuntu releases.

Hope this helps.

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