vinux questions

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Fri May 20 12:01:47 UTC 2016

Vinux comes up talking when you boot it off of CD or USB stick, so it's 
easy to install using Orca and eSpeak right out of the box. Depending on 
how much you want to repartition your disk during the install, the 
install with Vinux is quite easy.

On 20/05/16 02:24, Rob Harris wrote:
> 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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