question of current linux distributions for the blind

Eric Oyen eric.oyen at
Mon Sep 27 07:47:03 UTC 2010

thanks for checking into that. It looks like I'll need some sighted assistance anyway. I tried adraine knoppix live cd on that unit and all I got was a "grey screen". I really want that unit to be accessible (considering I paid $400 for it). guess its going to require a bit more work on my part.

thanks for looking into it for me.


On Sep 26, 2010, at 8:34 AM, Christopher Brannon wrote:

> Hey Eric,
> I didn't do my research last night.  People have ported ArchLinux to the
> PowerPC.  The packages look fresh, as well.
> Look here: <>.  Unfortunately, none of the
> packages from the [community] repository are available.  Thus, you would
> have to build speakup and espeakup yourself.  If you can get sighted
> assistance with the initial install process, it might not be too
> difficult to get a talking system.
> -- Chris
> Eric Oyen <eric.oyen at> writes:
>> I might find someway to compile a completel archlinux for the PPC,
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