Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
Linux for blind general discussion
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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 redhat.com>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> Subject: Re: Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
>> 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
>> 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 sourceforge.net:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> utilities are provided:
>>> * orca-on ad orca-off allow each user to enable or disable speech
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Most graphical environments get a similar layout of the panels and
>>> their menus.
>>> See the document ACCESSIBILITY:
>>> INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 14.2
>>> 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
>>> GENERAL INFORMATION
>>> Slint website: http://slint.fr (not yet updated for 14.2.1)
>>> Forum: https://forum.salixos.org/viewforum.php?f=44
>>> Mailing list: http://slint.fr/mailman/listinfo/slint_slint.fr
>>> Didier: didier~at~slint~dot~fr
>>> I welcome your feedback and am ready to cooperate with other projects.
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