cmbrannon79 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 21:35:00 UTC 2009
> I use virtual box at work. I created my virtual machine using Debian lenny,
> then upgraded to Debian Unstable. I use windows with Virtual box, and find
> NVDA reads better than jaws, but it doesn't read everything. Apparently you
> can also access and control virtual box from the command line.
> If you want to simply open virtual box and start a virtual machine that is
> already set up could you or someone else not write a script to do that?
This topic was batted around on the Speakup list last spring.
Here's a link to the final message in the thread:
I don't believe that anyone really presented a solid method for
interacting with a guest OS via the command line.
Here are the options for communicating with a guest running under
* RDP. This one is probably not workable from the console. AFAIK,
there are no command-line RDP clients.
* ssh. Requires that sshd is running and properly configured in the guest.
* Serial console. You might be able to use a modem program like c-kermit
or minicom to communicate with the emulated serial port.
I've done this in bochs. You have to tell the emulator to redirect
the emulated serial port to a pseudo-terminal device. Then, connect
to the pseudo-terminal with your comm program.
These days, I've been using qemu with the -curses option. It works well
from the console. Older versions (prior to 0.10?) didn't support the curses
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