Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Apr 28 09:44:16 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler here.

First, regarding SBL, yes, the .de email would be correct. Here is a generic 
command to figure out which binaries a Debian (.deb) package installs:

dpkg -L sbl | grep bin

Regarding boot messages, I usually don't want to hear them either. I silence 
Speakup as soon as it starts talking and play a beep at the login prompt. 
However, when something goes wrong, it helps to know what happened. If I 
wait a while and don't hear the beep, I know something happened. It's like 
insurance. Hopefully you won't need it, but it's good to have it. Yes, you 
can use dmesg to hear boot messages from the console, but if the machine 
won't boot, that doesn't help.

On 4/26/2017 5:46 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Regarding boot messages, even back when I could see, assuming
> whichever distro I was using didn't cover them with a splash screen, I
> can't say they were ever all that useful when things went wrong to the
> point of things not booting. In most cases, I usually used such
> breakage as an excuse to do a clean install. Nowadays, I'm using a
> distro that isn't quick to take from clean install to customized to my
> liking, so I tend to use booting from a LiveDVD to try system rescue,
> and if that doesn't work, use the live system to restore a backup of
> my root partition. The efforts I've made to remove stuff I don't use
> means the restore takes only a few minutes and in most cases, getting
> back to where I was before the problem is simply a matter of
> reinstalling software upgrades since I last made a backup. Probably
> don't make backups as often as I should(I made one earlier this week,
> but my second most recent backup is date in February, but the method I
> use requires that the partition being backed up be unmounted, so
> creating a backup requires booting from the liveDVD). On a related
> note, when things go wrong on my Raspbery Pi, I usually just reimage
> the SD card as anything important I was using onthe Pi was copied from
> my desktop or on external storage.

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