RE: accessible bios setup:thoughts?

Sorry it was not jaws I had it working in both jaws and asap for dos but the
reading came straight from the serial port.  

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of The Elf
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:57 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: accessible bios setup:thoughts?

as I have said, excuse me it seems to be a dos like environment and yes the 
thing was read by jaws for dos, like it or not, I was there and the blinking

thing worked.

bloody ells!
inthane
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: accessible bios setup:thoughts?


> what? jaws for dos (running under dos) could read the bios?
> The bios is ran before the computer boots into dos, windows, linux, bsd, 
> unix, whatever. You can interact with it's interupts if you are in real 
> mode, but I don't see how it's possible to get to the bios that way.
> On 4/18/2011 7:23 PM, The Elf wrote:
>> hmmm, and it pops up again!
>>
>> a long time back my first comp had windows 311, and then win 95,jaws 3.1,

>> jaws for dos, and an external doubletalk lt synthesizer on it, and I 
>> found that I could read the bios when it was brought up from the jaws for

>> dos and the synthesizer. seemed that the bios used the onboard 
>> autoexect.bat and/or the config.sys files when it booted or at least ran 
>> them since this is where the   entries for the jaws for dos were kept 
>> back then, and I believe the synthesizer was as well.
>>
>> you might try digging heavily into how the bios operates in newer 
>> computers and see what you can find out along those lines.
>>
>> HTH,
>> elf
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Littlefield, Tyler" 
>> <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:54 PM
>> Subject: accessible bios setup:thoughts?
>>
>>
>>> Hello all:
>>> I will be getting a desktop in the near future and I want to be able to 
>>> work my way through the bios and configure everything like I want (raid,

>>> etc).
>>> Have any of you found a way that can be used for someone across the net 
>>> to work with you? I have a friend who said he would help, and I could 
>>> point the webcam at the screen, but that's really hard if not impossible

>>> to read from the glow of the screen. Are there other solutions?
>>> I have a male - male VGA port setup. Could I possibly somehow set it up 
>>> to stream the video from the computer to something that I could transmit

>>> across the net? this sounds like a cool little project, I'm just not 
>>> sure where to begin. I'd think Linux would be a lot easier to write this

>>> for.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ty
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