Debian Stretch: how to get spoken login prompt and retrieve tty1
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Sun Dec 17 17:26:25 UTC 2017
I ran into some problems when I upgraded from jessie to stretch this
fall. I'd like to fix these two especially without having to reinstall.
First, when I used jessie, Orca spoke at login time. Now, it doesn't.
I guess when to do it, and then I get a message from Orca like "screen
reader on, 17 pushbutton." (I guess this last thing is supposed to be a
"feature," since I also got it on the stretch live CD, but I don't know
what it's good for.) For this problem, what can I change to get back my
spoken login prompt?
Second, after I've hit ENTER on this "pushbutton," I can do my usual
press of the Windows key and run firefox or whatever. However, if I go
to another terminal to use speakup, for example, tty1 no longer
works--or, at least, I have to log in there again. Typically, tty2 or
sometimes another one becomes my graphical terminal. I end up minus a
terminal. Does anyone know if this is fixable?
I've tried using Google and the Debian site itself for direction, but so
far have found nothing.
Also, this is an Intel x86-64 machine, in case it matters.
Thanks for any help, or for pointers to information.
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