is ubuntu good?

Mike and Jenna schwaltze at
Tue Aug 18 23:38:46 UTC 2015


I hope I am not to far off the current topic but would the super plus s work
on Ubuntu server for instlation or can we still not install that with

-----Original Message-----
From: blinux-list-bounces at [mailto:blinux-list-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Tony Baechler
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:23 AM
To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
Subject: Re: is ubuntu good?

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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