vinux questions

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Fri May 20 22:24:42 UTC 2016

It isn't a command more like a series of commands and the first thing 
anyone wanting to do this will need to do is to set up access to the aur 
repository.  But all of that is post-install stuff after a basic command 
line interface system has been installed and is on the internet.
Talkingarchlinux requires the use of several commands to get it 
installed well, my command instruction set takes up three pages of 
braille for this installation.  I got many of those from the 
beginners_install_guide on the archlinux website.  At least one tutorial 
for installing the command line interface is also available on and I think is an mp4 file.  If you have 
installed gentoo before or Fedora Moonshine before you know what to 
expect.  For those that have only installed Debian or Vinux or Ubuntu or 
Kalilinux this will be a different installation environment.
The g.u.i. install tutorial for talkingarchlinux when produced is 
probably going to need to describe how to install mate at a minimum and 
gnome and kde since people with 1GB of memory probably will need to 
install mate to avoid keyboard latency post-install so it'll be good to 
know what you have in terms of memory capacity to install the correct 
g.u.i. environment.

On Fri, 20 May 2016, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:

> Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 11:39:47
> From: "Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona" <hank.smith966 at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: vinux questions
> on talking arch what is the commands to download the gui and also orca?
> On 5/20/2016 3:57 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> 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>
>>> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>>> 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>
>>> 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
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Kristoffer Gustafsson
>>>>> Sal?ngsgatan 7a
>>>>> tel:033-12 60 93
>>>>> mobil: 0730-500934
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