Help installing Ubuntu Mate

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue May 2 11:15:32 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler here. I'm sure others will help here, but I suggest writing to 
me off list. I would need to know more about your hardware, sound card, etc. 
I was having some trouble getting Orca to start, but usually if I wait a 
little longer and try pressing Super-Alt-S multiple times, it eventually 
starts. I found I had better results waiting for the DVD to completely boot 
and start the live system rather than trying to start speech at the initial 
menu which gives you the choice of trying Ubuntu or installing. You might 
want to press Enter before Super-Alt-S just in case it's stuck at a prompt. 
I don't have a Braille display here, but I suppose brltty could be getting 
in the way. The only problem I had starting speech is the very low volume, 
but I learned to wait a few minutes after the drum sound.

bats at batsupport dot com

On 4/30/2017 1:42 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I didn't have good luck with Vinux so decided to go with something
> more mainstream. I have a bootable DVD and I managed to boot from it.
> I heard the drum sound which indicates Ubuntu has started. BRLTTY also
> started and gave me its useless 'screen not in text mode' message. But
> Orca didn't speak when I pressed alt-windows-S. Why, and what might I
> try next? The goal is to install to one of my hard drives. Thanks.

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