is ubuntu good?

Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona hank.smith966 at
Wed Aug 19 04:14:24 UTC 2015

will do

On 8/18/2015 9:03 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> was that control-alt-t?  If so you got into the terminal.  If you can 
> do that, first try typing man sudo then hit enter and read.  After 
> that reading, you may get some ideas.
> On Tue, 18 Aug 2015, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:17:56
>> From: "Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona" <hank.smith966 at>
>> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Re: is ubuntu good?
>> the main problem I am having on the mate distros is that
>> administrative apps running as root is not working
>> this happens on a live distro invirement
>> I tried control t
>> as well to go to terminal with same results.
>> I am unable to find a work around for this
>> I am not trying to miss spread infomation
>> but from what I can tell there is no fix for this.
>> one of the examples I tried is
>> gparted
>> when it is ran orca stops speaking when I alt tab away from the window
>> and back
>> it says
>> the hard drive name
>> gparted is not accessible.
>> what the heck are people doing to get around this?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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