vinux questions

Rob Harris robh at
Thu May 19 13:15:28 UTC 2016

For a former user of many years absence, what is used to make speech in 
these distros? I had an external Apollo synth at that time, but not now, nor 
ports to connect it to.

Many thanks, BobH.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: vinux questions

Language selection should have been done as part of the installation
itself.  Vinux is a poor choice for text-based anything since it
abandoned its text-based branch abck around version 3.x which was 2 or
3 years ago.  A better bet for text-based installations is the iso at  Although it talks, brltty comes on the iso so
you can start that up in the usual way if braille is more effective than
speech for you.  It may be possible to enable speech and braille, I
don't know since I never had the funds to purchase my own braille
display and use it with any of these Linux distros.

On Thu, 19 May 2016, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:

> Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 08:19:38
> From: Kristoffer Gustafsson <kg.kristoffer at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: vinux questions
> Hi.
> Finally I got the vinux live image working on my computer.
> I've got some questions before I decide to use this or debian.
> 1. can I select the language I want?
> I'm using swedish.
> 2. how do I do if I want to update packages?
> In debian I'm using apt-get for this.
> 3. can I compile new kernels, and install whatever I want just like in 
> debian?
> 4. can I do a text based install of vinux with my braille display?
> I like text based things more than graphical.
> /Kristoffer
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