Introduction to Gnopernicus

Gnopernicus enables users with limited vision, or no vision, to use the GNOME desktop and applications effectively. It provides a number of features, including magnification, focus tracking, braille output, automatic screen reading and more.

Package Information

Gnopernicus Dependencies


libgail-gnome-1.1.1, ScrollKeeper-0.3.14, GNOME Speech-0.3.7 and GNOME Magnifier-0.12.1


GTK-Doc-1.3 and BRLTTY

Installation of Gnopernicus

Install Gnopernicus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib \
    --with-default-fonts-path=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--with-default-fonts-path=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1: This switch installs Braille fonts into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 instead of /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1.


Installed Programs: brlmonitor, gnopernicus, gnopernicus-mag-config and srcore
Installed Libraries: Gnopernicus support libraries
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/gnopernicus, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/gnopernicus, /etc/gnome/gnopernicus-1.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gnopernicus-1.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnopernicus-1.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/{brlmonitor,gnopernicus}, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnopernicus and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gnopernicus

Short Descriptions


is a braille display simulator.


is a GUI menu interface used to access and configure the various functionality parameters provided for users with limited vision.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600