Disabling graphical boot and starting applications early

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 20:43:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Daniel Dalton
<daniel.dalton at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 05:49:53PM -0500, Tom H wrote:
>>> debian it would start as soon as the root fs was mounted and the brltty
>>> files were accessible.
>> I've compared the Ubuntu and Debian 4.4.5 packages and there's a difference.
> Right, ok, this could be it - thank you, I'll investigate.
> I decided to build brltty from source, and remove the ubuntu brltty
> package. Retained the init.d script from debian placed it in /etc/init.d
> and made a link from /etc/rcS.d/S03brltty to /etc/init.d/brltty.
> It appears to start a bit earlier, but I'm not convinced how early -
> might need a sighted person's help to verify this at some point.
> It seems to start slightly earlier, but the boot didn't seem as readable
> as debian. Maybe there is something different about the actual booting
> process in ubuntu.
> Anyway building from source and using this method works ok on debian, so
> I'll have to just keep investigating ubuntu a bit more.

(The Ubuntu and Debian "/etc/init.d/brltty" scripts are the same.)

I almost suggested in my previous message that you build from source -
from Debian sources not upstream - but thought that it'd be too much
of a hassle.

I still think that installing a Debian deb (and "holding" it) is the
simplest way to deal with this. There's even a 4.4.6 deb so you
wouldn't have to uninstall the Ubuntu 4.4.5; it'd just be upgraded.

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