is ubuntu good?

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Aug 19 08:50:40 UTC 2015

As mentioned, yes, you can run console apps as root with Orca and they speak 
fine.  Try this:

1. Press Alt-F2.
2. Type "sudo -i"
3. Press Tab twice to get to a checkbox to run in terminal.  Check the box.
4. Press Enter.

If that doesn't work, something else is going on, but I've used that several 
times and it works fine here.  After you install MATE to your hard drive, 
you'll have to enter your user password before you get an interactive shell.

Why are you running gparted?  The installer will resize and adjust your 
partitions.  You shouldn't need to do that manually unless you want to.  In 
my case, I had an old Debian installation on /dev/sda2 which it happily 
overwrote once I told it to do so.  I didn't have to do anything by hand.

On 8/18/2015 9:17 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
> 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.

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