ubuntu mait help

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Fri Sep 18 11:34:00 UTC 2015

On 9/17/2015 10:35 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
> Hello I still can't get the screen reader to turn on.
> I am using ubuntu mait 15.04
> Hank

OK, all I can offer are random guesses at this point.  Obviously, sound 
isn't the problem.  It works here and it sounds like you're not doing 
anything unusual.  I would think the DVD is bad (you did burn to DVD media, 
right?) but you hear the drum sound.  Therefore, either it is starting and 
somehow your sound is being muted (unlikely, but possible), the DVD could be 
bad (again, unlikely) or you have odd hardware.

How much memory do you have and what is your processor speed?  Can you try 
the DVD on a different machine?  Are you using a rewritable disc?  Have you 
tried any other Linux distributions or Ubuntu flavours, such as the standard 
Ubuntu desktop DVD?

What's supposed to happen is Orca should come up and you should get a dialog 
with options to try Ubuntu or install.  You could try hitting Enter and then 
try turning on Orca again.  This is very weird.  As a final possibility, can 
you get someone to look at the screen just in case it's locking up or you 
have some odd hardware problem?  I remember I couldn't use a rescue CD (I 
think GRML, but I'm not positive) on one of my machines because it locked up 
after the CD started to boot.  Again, I'm just throwing out random guesses here.

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