is ubuntu good?

John G Heim jheim at
Tue Aug 18 19:18:40 UTC 2015

The behaviour you describe is similar to what I got when I tried to 
install ubuntu 15.04 on a machine with less than 1Gb of memory. I 
believe officially, you need only 512Mb but I don't think you can run 
the GUI installer and orca with less than 1Gb.

If it was me, I'd try the talking debian installer. Even if it's not the 
amount of RAM you have, the talking debian installer is more failure proof.

On 08/18/2015 11:36 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
> 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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