is ubuntu good?

Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona hank.smith966 at
Tue Aug 18 19:23:30 UTC 2015

where can I get the talking debian installer?
also my laptop has 4 gigs of ram it is a quad core processor

On 8/18/2015 12:18 PM, John G Heim wrote:
> 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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