jdashiel at panix.com
Fri May 20 10:57:34 UTC 2016
On the talkingarch iso, you get espeak and can download and install orca
along with a g.u.i. environment as a post-install activity. Tutorials
for doing this correctly have yet to be written by those supporting
talkingarch but those are on their list.
On Fri, 20 May 2016, Rob Harris wrote:
> Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 03:24:58
> From: Rob Harris <robh at apearl.net>
> 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: vinux questions
> 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 gmail.com>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> 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,
>> ports to connect it to.
>> Many thanks, BobH.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at panix.com>
>> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> 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
>> http://talkingarch.tk/. 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 gmail.com>
>>> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>> To: blinux-list at redhat.com
>>> Subject: vinux questions
>>> 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
>>> 4. can I do a text based install of vinux with my braille display?
>>> I like text based things more than graphical.
>>> Kristoffer Gustafsson
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