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Thu May 18 11:08:28 UTC 2017

How would I work with virtualization in arch Linux? I am interested in this.

On May 18, 2017 6:03:18 AM Linux for blind general discussion 
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> Tony Baechler here. Sorry, I think you're out of luck. I suggest running
> Windows in a virtual machine. The only other thing you could try is starting
> NVDA first, but I'm almost positive that screen readers aren't supported. If
> anyone knows otherwise, please correct me.
> Periodically, there is discussion on this. People want to run Windows
> programs and have the same problem as you. The general conclusion is
> sound-based games usually work if they are self-voicing, but that's about
> it. Realize it's only emulating Windows, it's not a full Windows OS. It
> doesn't have the hooks to run screen readers etc. I played with it once and
> got nowhere. The portable NVDA might work, but I don't think you can load
> programs in memory. I think it just runs the .exe and exits.
> If you have a modern CPU, you probably have hardware virtualization support.
> Install KVM (qemu-kvm on Debian and Ubuntu) and set up Windows virtually. If
> you already have a working install, it might work in the virtual machine.
> Usually it's safer to do a fresh install. There is also VirtualBox. That's
> an exercise for the reader and is itself another long discussion. In other
> words, I don't know the specifics, but I know people have done it. I'm sorry
> I don't have a better answer.
> On 5/17/2017 5:06 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Right now when I type at the terminal
>> wine some_windows_program.exe
>> I get a non-talking interface. If anyone is using wine, how do you 
>> configure it?
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