[BRLTTY] [SPAM] Re: Alva BC640 question

Tom Masterson kd7cyu at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 28 12:00:58 EDT 2011

On Sat, 27 Aug 2011, Dave Mielke wrote:

> [quoted lines by Jason White on 2011/08/28 at 10:11 +1000]
>> I don't understand what you mean here. Bluetooth and USB are entirely separate
>> matters, so the fact that Bluetooth isn't working for you at the moment
>> reveals nothing about whether USB works or not.
> In this case, he was just giving me two pieces of information in one answer.

>> Can you test on real hardware, i.e., by running Linux directly on the physical
>> machine, without virtualization? A virtual machine adds a lot of extra
>> complexity into the situation, especially when it comes to USB devices.
> Yes, this could indeed be the case in this situation. It could be, for example,
> that the real host is claiming the BC640's keyboard. It'd indeed be best if we
> could test on a real host.

For the moment I am using a non-virtual machine.  HOwever when I do 
testing of things that are as vital to my machine continuing to be of use 
to me for day-to-day use I tend to at least do a first check on a virual 
machine or in some way isolate it.  I don't have a machine at the moment 
that I can afford to have down while I repair it although I can stop one 
version of brltty and start the development version with relative ease so 
if I need to test on the host machine it is not a disaster.  Just that 
experience teaches me that esting of system type software is best done in 
an isolated manner from the host machine.  As long as I am convinced that 
the dev software breaks none of the major funtioality I don't have a 
problem running in on my host.


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