Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Dec 31 05:32:21 UTC 2017


I managed to install slint without trouble. Now I can access Mate Desktop.

I hope someone could help me to enable magnifier. I tried enter keyboard 
shortcut menu and press the key listed there to toggle screen magnifier 
(Ctrl+Suprt+N) but nothing happened.


On 25-Dec-17 5:49 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> No, it isn't like debian.  When you run a boot up of slint, slint 
> comes up talking.  You press s once speech starts to continue to have 
> slint speaking.  Failure to press s turns speech off.  I've done 
> testing on release candidate versions of slint before this one got 
> released and I've never seen anything in my life and I had no trouble 
> getting slint installed so I could use it afterwards.
> On Mon, 25 Dec 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 02:52:55
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Re: Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
>> Hi,
>> I read the manual and can't find info on how to use it with 
>> speakup/espeak. Could you pinpoint me on how to enable speech during 
>> installation? I think this should be possible just like with debian 
>> installer.
>> On 21-Dec-17 5:50 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>  Slint64-14.2.1 is released!
>>>  As a reminder Slint is a Linux distribution based on Slackware.
>>>  The ISO image for Slint64-14.2.1 is provided on
>>>  To know how to use this ISO image, read:
>>>  Just substitute this ISO's file name to the one indicated there.
>>>  Specific instructions for visually impaired users are provided in:
>>>  Slint can be installed and used without help from a sighted person,
>>>  provided that the computer be set to boot from the installation media,
>>>  DVD or USB stick.
>>>  To update your system after installation, run as as root these 
>>> commands:
>>>  slapt-get --add-keys
>>>  slapt-get --update
>>>  slapt-get --upgrade -s # to check for available updates.
>>>  slapt-get --upgrade # to actually apply the updates.
>>>  MATE 1.18 is included, as well as Xfce, LXDE and KDE (optional) and
>>>  lighter ones like blackbox and fluxbox.
>>>  Slint64-4.2 is accessible to visually impaired users: it can be
>>>  installed and used with speech and/or Braille both in text mode and in
>>>  several graphical environments including of course MATE.
>>>  brltty is included with brlapi to use your braille device in graphical
>>>  environments through orca.
>>>  espeakup provides speech in text mode, orca in graphical environments.
>>>  The installation of KDE is optional. If KDE is installed, to avoid
>>>  cluttering the application menus of other graphical environments the
>>>  admin can just type hide-kde-apps: the menu entry of KDE apps will
>>>  then appear only in the menu entry of KDE. This can be reverted typing
>>>  show-kde-apps.
>>>  The lightdm and gdm2 graphical login managers are included, both can
>>>  speak with orca.
>>>  To cope with the many graphical environments and login managers and
>>>  alleviate the need of manually editing configuration files, several 
>>> new
>>>  utilities are provided:
>>>  * orca-on ad orca-off allow each user to enable or disable speech 
>>> and/or
>>>     braille in graphical environments for oneself.
>>>  * session-chooser allows a user to set the default graphical 
>>> session for
>>>     oneself, among those available. This can be done by root for a 
>>> regular
>>>     user with setsession.
>>>  * login-chooser allows the admin to set the login manager, either text
>>>     (the users can then after login start a graphical session typing
>>>     startx) or graphical (among lightdm, lxdm, gdm and kdm) and 
>>> decide to
>>>     have speech or not for login, in text mode as using lightdm or 
>>> gdm2.
>>>  Most graphical environments get a similar layout of the panels and
>>>  their menus.
>>>  See the document ACCESSIBILITY:
>>>  Follow the instructions detailed in the document README_UPGRADE
>>>  in the directory upgrade:
>>>  These instructions also apply to testers of a release candidate.
>>>  Note that upgrading from a Slint version earlier than 14.2 is NOT
>>>  supported at all and will most likely not work.
>>>  Alternatively make a full backup, install anew, restore from the 
>>> backup.
>>>  Slint website: (not yet updated for 14.2.1)
>>>  Forum:
>>>  Mailing list:
>>>  Didier: didier~at~slint~dot~fr
>>>  I welcome your feedback and am ready to cooperate with other projects.
>>>  Greetings,
>>>  Didier
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