vinux questions

Rob Harris robh at
Fri May 20 07:24:58 UTC 2016

Good, that'll do.  How easy is it to install directly by a speech-needy 
user?  I know XP is long past it's sellbye date.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Chaltain" <chaltain at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: vinux questions

Well, by default,you'll get Orca and a software speech synthesizer
called eSpeak.

On 19/05/16 08:15, Rob Harris wrote:
> 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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