a very challenging question?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at shellworld.net
Tue Dec 23 21:10:20 UTC 2014

Hi there,
Thanks for all the rich and varied answers.
My goal if I did this would indeed be running the freebsd box remotely and
  using ssh telnet to access it.  In a way I would be mirroring what I do 
daily <hourly? lol, here at shellworld which is based on freebsd.
I had intended doing the same with a debian box, but am still unable to find 
anyone local to Toronto who can correct adjust and confirm he network 
configuration on the unit.
I find programs often that are command line  and coded for freebsd that I 
would welcome trying.
Their may be comparative ones for debian too, but the support leaves a 
grand deal to be desired.
I strongly dislike software speech, and speakup is not my idea of a screen 
I would rather experiment with creating a comparative structure to what I 
already know  works then branching out as I got more practice.
The computer tech who builds & maintains my DOS machines knows nothing 
much about Linux, but a clean freebsd install might be fun for him.  beats 
staying stuck without being able to try the items I desire.
thanks for your answer,

On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Kyle wrote:

> I've wanted to play with FreeBSD or another sort of *real* BSD that hasn't 
> been tainted by Apple for quite a few years. However, I am stopped thus far 
> by a lack of a fully functional screen reader. GhostBSD is really nice, as it 
> is said to run the MATE desktop now, but the problem is that Orca doesn't 
> speak because of a Python conflict that causes it to fail to talk to 
> speech-dispatcher. This would limit me to the command line, where the only 
> full-featured screen readers run on Linux only as far as I am aware. Speakup 
> is a set of modules that are specific to the Linux kernel, and SBL as far as 
> I know only runs on Linux. The only other choice then would be YASR, which is 
> rather old and is probably unmaintained now, and runs as a subshell rather 
> than as a system daemon, so one must login without speech and run the YSR 
> subshell manually in order to get a somewhat decent screen reader for only a 
> single virtual console. This isn't really a problem if you intend to run your 
> FreeBSD machine remotely over ssh or telnet, but it makes running it directly 
> on your machine next to impossible. Please do correct me if I happen to be 
> wrong, as I would immediately try to set it up here, at least on a virtual 
> machine, and I could then support BSD as well as Linux in the computer 
> business that I run.
> -- 
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