Talking ubuntu server install

Øyvind Lode oyvind.lode at
Thu Aug 18 14:51:20 UTC 2016

I've always wanted to run Ubuntu Server.
I've tried installing Ubuntu Server for several releases but I've
never seen a screen reader like Speakup and other required packages
available on the images.
So, because of the Ubuntu Server images being inaccessible I've never
been able to install Ubuntu Server.
Of course I can get sighted assistance but I don't want to.
I'll stick to my trusty good old Debian which provides software speech
and Debian is still a brilliant option for a server.

On 17 August 2016 at 15:11, John G Heim <jheim at> wrote:
> Well, my point is that the ubuntu documentation indicates that at one time,
> software speech was an option. I suppose it's possible that when you
> selected the screen reader option, it then gave you a list of hardware
> synths to choose from. But I doubt that. So I suspect that ubuntu must have
> stopped including espeakup and espeak on it's server installation images. I
> am justasking if anyone ever used it before. We switched from debian to
> ubuntu maybe a year and a half ago and this was my first attempt to install
> ubuntu server myself. I have built servers by installing ubuntu desktop and
> then uninstalling the gui. In some cases, I didn't even bother doing that.
> But even if you remove the gui, it's not the same as installing ubuntu
> server.
> On 08/16/2016 04:54 PM, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 03:29:08AM AEST, John G Heim wrote:
>>> Right after I posted this, I was able to get sighted assistance. My
>>> co-worker said it works to press the enter tkey to get past the language
>>> selection screen. The F5 key then does bring up the accessibility menu.
>>> However, it does not have an option to enable a screen reader. Did ubuntu
>>> remove speakup from the 16.04 server install?
>> Even if speakup was present, there is no software speech stack shipped as
>> part of the server install, so far as I know.
>> Luke
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