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make braille support in installer work again

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Blind people would like to use Linux.
At the moment they need a seeing person to do the install+setup for them.

In earlier times, a11y in SUSE Linux was good, but at some point the braille support in the installer was no more working.


as root run
brltty -l 7 -e -n -b xw -x no -A auth=none,host= -B font='-*-fixed-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1'
this should open a braille line in an Xterm
as user run a recent KVM:
BRLAPI_HOST= qemu-kvm -cdrom openSUSE.iso -m 1000 -monitor stdio -serial braille

11.4 contains a fix so that you should see something on the braille-xterm during ncurses install.
When this feature is done, the text should match the current selection is yast or whatever is considered most useful to "see", to allow doing an install without using the screen.


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