Installing Fedora and other Linux systems

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Jun 30 01:29:42 UTC 2017

Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> writes:

Okay, I found out that Fedora did in fact install, the boot order for
booting up was just a bit wrong, with network booting first, lol. Now,
though, Emacs, Emacspeak, and Voxin are installed on Fedora! Thanks all
for the suggestions though. :)

> If you're just trying to get a platform where you can run Emacs and
> Emacspeak then I'd suggest just going with Vinux 5.1. The boot media
> will just come up talking.
> On 29/06/17 08:31, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Thanks for this. I mainly want Linux for Emacs with Emacspeak. I'm
>> not a programmer, sorry, not yet a qeast, but Emacspeak both makes
>> sense to me, and makes reading and writing things like documents,
>> emails, and reading books and web pages, with Emacspeak's ways of
>> controlling Eloquence to make content more enjoyable and informative
>> to take in, is like going from black and white to colored TV
>> compared to screen readers which rely on accessibility API's to show
>> information. I'd a qeed Firefox for more demanding sites, like web
>> apps, but that's about it. Wel, either Firefox o ofome. I did try
>> Debian a few months ago, but it could not dtimeect my Wi-fi
>> card. Tce Talking Arch could, I wound up having someone on IRC
>> install it over SSH, but I don't want the people of that IRC server
>> to run out of pajience with me, so I probably won't ask again. So,
>> any other ideas I can try?
>> Devin Prater
>> Assistive Technology Instructor in training at World Services for
>> the BLIND, JAWS certified
>> On Jun 29, 2017 7:45 AM, Linux for blind general discussion
>> <blinux-list at> wrote:
>>> Le 29/06/2017 à 12:29, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>>>> Hi all. After using Windows for a month, after using Linux for two
>>>> months, I've noticed that everything that I do on Windows, I could
>>>> do on Windows, and with the Braille note Touch, I can get the
>>>> Exchange emails from the training center I'm attending, which
>>>> mainly uses Windows. So, while in Windows, I burned a USB drive
>>>> with the latest Fedora image, using Rufus, making it bootable. So,
>>>> The installation went well, but after the computer restarted, and
>>>> the flash drive was taken out, no system came up. I've never seen
>>>> that happen before, and Googling didn't give any answers, so I'm
>>>> stuck between Vinux, and Arch. Vinux being okay I suppose, but out
>>>> of date, and Arch being hard for me to install, without scripts
>>>> although the ones I know of are broken, but Arch is what I like,
>>>> because it has anything I ask of it. So I tried installing Fedora
>>>> a few more times, formatting the drive, but no luck. Then I
>>>> accidentally pulled the flash drive out of the USB drive for a
>>>> moment, and when I pushed i
>>>>     t back in, I couldq't load Orca when first starting up the
>>>> installer, so the data on that drive is probably corrupted. So,
>>>> any ideas? Should I just go with Vinux and deal with it? The last
>>>> time I tried the instructions for installing Arch, I got stuck on
>>>> setting the clock and such, because the results I got were not the
>>>> results on the ge, so I'm just not sure what to do.
>>> Unfortunately Fedora isn't ready for accessibility at this time. You can
>>> install Debian 9 "Stretch" with braille or speech synthesis :
>>> I advise you to choose Mate as desktop environment for its accessibility
>>> and ease of use.
>>> Best regards.
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