kalilinux accessibility

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Jan 18 04:17:13 UTC 2016

Thanks, I'll try that and find out if it gets an already installed 
system talking.

On Sun, 17 Jan 2016, Jackie McBride wrote:

> Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:37:36
> From: Jackie McBride <abletec at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: kalilinux accessibility
> https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-accessibility-improvements/
> "To activate the speech assisted installer, press ?S? at boot time,
> and hit enter."
> 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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