Debian Stretch: how to get spoken login prompt and retrieve tty1
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Dec 17 22:55:46 UTC 2017
If debian when speech is used for installation had an option to start in
console and run startx or ratpoison or stumpwm to get to the graphical
environment then you would have no need to log in with orca at all.
On Sun, 17 Dec 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:26:25
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Debian Stretch: how to get spoken login prompt and retrieve tty1
> 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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