Getting started with Gnopernicus

Brent Harding bharding at
Mon Jul 10 02:54:05 UTC 2006

Does Ubundu  even support speakup in any install? Could it be done by serial 
console for install?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: Getting started with Gnopernicus

> 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 
> partition.
> 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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