Older Computers and New Speech Engines

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Fri Dec 12 07:52:35 UTC 2008

When you have heard the second sound, try pressing alt-f2 and type, 
blindly, orca 
See if it start speaking.
If not, try alt-f2 again and type orca -t for setting up orca.
There is a orca-list at gnome.org where all these answers are given, and 
there is a wikki for which I cannot recall the address right now too.
If you hear the drums and another sound afterwards, It indicates that your 
x windows is started and secondly, that gnome has been started.
Regards, Willem


On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, Martin McCormick wrote:

> "Martin" writes:
> > Have you had someone verify for you that Orka is indeed being loaded after
> > the successful boot up?
> > Do you have a USB sound device kicking around?  Maybe it could detect 
> > that.
> 	Excellent questions. I haven't had anybody look at the
> screen yet. The boot process when Orca is loading is about 7 or
> 8 minutes long. You can hear the CDROM loading lots of files
> during that time and the demo on blindcooltech played that same
> chord just before the speech saying "Welcome to Orca" started.
> 	Also, afterward, the disk starts up every time I bring a
> finger over the mouse pad and move it around.
> 	The USB sound card idea is a good suggestion. Thanks.
> Martin
> _______________________________________________
> Blinux-list mailing list
> Blinux-list at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list

This message is subject to the CSIR's copyright terms and conditions, e-mail legal notice, and implemented Open Document Format (ODF) standard. 
The full disclaimer details can be found at http://www.csir.co.za/disclaimer.html.

This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, 
and is believed to be clean.  MailScanner thanks Transtec Computers for their support.

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list