Getting started with Gnopernicus

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sat Jul 8 23:35:18 UTC 2006

So far as my past experience indicates, you can't get there from here. 
The problems are slackware and debian and in each case they're different. 
You may be able to do it with slackware but you'll need to do your gnome 
install from since the current version has all of the 
accessibility pieces in it you'll need.  slackware has gargnome and it 
doesn't have all of the accessibility pieces installed.  Debian is 
probably similar to slackware.  gnopernicus on debian may have all of the 
pieces installed including speech but even with festival and eflite 
installed I could never get that working.  Fedora 3 and maybe above and 
ubuntu might be better ways to go.  If you want a link to the site with 
the ubuntu accessibility disk I can send it.  The problem with ubuntu 
though is it needs sighted assistance to even install it and the help I 
had earlier this weekend got me a failed system install.  That was an 
error 18 in grub and that happened because ubuntu didn't make me a boot 

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Odd Martin Baanrud wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm running Slackware 10.2. I have installed X, the Gnome desktop, (taken 
> from Slackware 10.1) and the Gnopernicus package. (also taken from Slackware 
> 10.1)
> So now, I need detaild instructions on how to get this up and running.
> I have a Braillex EL-80 braille display.
> I need a good speech engine.
> Now I'm running BRLTTY.
> Beside Gnome, I also want to use terminals.
> Hope someone can help me getting started.
> I'm really new to Linux, so I need good descriptions.
> Regards,
> Martin
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