is ubuntu good?

Ari Moisio arimo at
Tue Aug 18 17:10:58 UTC 2015


Is there some special reason you have to use graphical installer?

I have personally found it easier to have a sighted assistant while 
installing. He/she does not have to understand much about Linux, only read 
the screen and do what i tell to do:-)

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  Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona kirjoitti
> Subject: Re: is ubuntu good?
> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:36:48 -0700
> From: "Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona" <hank.smith966 at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> 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
> thanks
> Hank
> 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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