kalilinux accessibility

Jackie McBride abletec at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 02:37:36 UTC 2016


"To activate the speech assisted installer, press “S” at boot time,
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On 1/17/16, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com> wrote:
> I bought a new open architecture computer and kalilinux was installed on
> it and orca was set up and enabled.  Unfortunately a talking login prompt
> was not enabled.  I was told to wait a minute when starting the system and
> then to type in credentials I was provided.  There were two solidstate
> disks sent with the system one inside the machine and another in a holder
> in a box that came with the package both of which had kalilinux installed
> on them.  I have proved the machine is not defective since I put
> talkingarch on one of those two drives but to date have not figured out
> how to get kalilinux talking.  I know when installing kalilinux before it
> did not mind installing and working on a system without a monitor.  For
> now I don't have the right connector for the monitor I do have so until
> this situation is temporarily remedied by tech support somewhere along the
> way, no sighted person can look at the monitor and tell me what's going
> wrong.  I would like to know what key combination to hit to disable the
> screen saver temporarily long enough for me to log into the system.  This
> is a really fast machine with much in the way of resources and I
> experienced things with sata drives where those had to be kept unlocked
> until the dvd started spinning when I wanted to install something on those
> sata drives and then quickly locked the drive so the installation could
> proceed.  It may be things are happening faster than anticipated by
> developers who don't always have the state of the art hardware.
> There are brailled commands I have for gnome to permanently disable screen
> savers but you have to be logged in to issue them.
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