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

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 &&
make &&
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.


The Gnopernicus package contains brlmonitor, gnopernicus, srcore and Gnopernicus support libraries.



brlmonitor is a braille display simulator.


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

Last updated on 2004-12-03 17:24:54 -0700