is ubuntu good?

Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona hank.smith966 at
Tue Aug 18 16:36:48 UTC 2015

I also forgot to mention in my last message that I also tried going to 
the gparted program from mate itself using the alt f 1 and going to 
system tools, if memory serves that is where it is located
it then launches and the same behavior happens as described in last 
email that I sent out.
once again I am not trying to miss spread info but I have trying to 
figure this stuff out for several weeks and am about to give up on linux 
intirely I really don't want to cause I really like the stuff that linux 
offers the blind comunity

On 8/18/2015 2:23 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Well, if what you're saying is true, how was I able to do a complete 
> install by myself without help and why have other people on the Orca 
> list had the same success?  I'm sorry, but you're spreading 
> misinformation.  Please don't do that.  If you're having problems, 
> please ask or do some research, but please don't assume that Ubuntu, 
> MATE or Orca are automatically at fault. In this case, you didn't 
> press Super-S when the DVD booted, so Orca didn't start 
> automatically.  You shouldn't be running the partition manager with 
> Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 regardless.  You should get a message spoken when you 
> press Super-S telling you that the screen reader is running.  This is 
> clearly documented on the Ubuntu accessibility wiki page.  The super 
> key is also known as the Windows key.  If Super-S doesn't work, try 
> Super-Alt-S.  Also, no, it doesn't run Terminal at all during the 
> installation.  Orca speaks great in the terminal, even as root with sudo.
> On 8/17/2015 10:42 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
>> Hello you may want to give ubuntu mate a try?
>> how ever you are unable to run the partition manager when you alt f 1 
>> and go
>> to the respective program to run it.
>> think it is running mate terminal wich causes orca to stop speaking 
>> have yet
>> to find a fix for this wich is causing me to have second thoughts on 
>> ubuntu
>> mate and mate as a hole have had nothing but problems with it.
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