Re: Using Freedom Scientific Braille Display in Windows 10

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>

Yup, same version number here.
BTW, would you please get with me off list? I have a few questions which wouldn't be quite suited topic for this list, that you absolutely might could help me with.
My address is:
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

----- Original Message -----
From: Mallard
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using Freedom Scientific Braille Display in Windows 10

chris, I have a pm 40, firmware version 3.70. Let me know if you manage
to make it work for you.



Il 08/03/2017 22:05, Christopher-Mark Gilland ha scritto:
> What display specifically are you using? If you're using one of the
> original Pacmate or Pacmate Omni displays, it's not gonna work. At
> least, I! can't get it to work. Trust me. I tried billions of times!
> Honestly, that's one of the only very very few things keeping me from
> using NVDA full time. That, and, same goes with my big Alva Satelite
> 80. God would I love to use that thing on Windows 10! The drivers have
> been totally deprecated though as far as I can see. I had this
> discussion on the list a while back, but no one really seemed to know
> how to get either of my displays up and running with NVDA.
> I can get the Alva working in JFW as long as I'm on Windows XP 32 bit,
> but with NVDA, regardless the architect, or version of Windows, forget
> it. Yeah, I tried with BRLTTY, and with LibBrl, I think it's called,
> but neither work. Keep in mind, I don't have a power cord for my Alva
> as I got it used, and this machine I'm running it on doesn't have a
> serial port, so I'm having to bus power it via USB.
> I'm veering way off from the initial topic at hand, so I'll further
> refrane, but my point is, I can't get the Alva to work at all, and as
> far as FS displays go, unless it's a newer display like a Focus, or a
> Focus Blue, I don't think it's gonna work, at least not without you
> putting up a fight.
> Now, that said, if anyone knows a trick in Win10 Home 64 bit to get
> even just via USB, the original PM20 or PM40, in my case the 20, to
> work with NVDA, please, I beg of you, give me step by step directions.
> I'd kill! to get that thing working!
> Chris.

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