[Testers wanted before the official release] Slint64-4.2.1 release candidate is accessible.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Oct 10 11:49:53 UTC 2017

thanks for testing.

Le 09/10/2017 à 01:20, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> I have this version of slint installed and talking in console mode so
> far.

Good. Please report any issue.

> I'll test the graphical user interface after doing some 
> post-install and getting slapt-get up and working.
> I need to testnetwork connection too. 

Well, indeed slapt-get's usage needs an active network connection.
Assuming a wired one, NetworkManager should work out of the box.
For a wireless one, I have only used the GUI applet yet, will try the
other tools to figure out which are accessible. But maybe you already
know that. 
Then, for slapt-get to work with the right sources of packages you need
to tentatively edit as root the file /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
modifying this line:
so it become
This is because Slint64-14.2.1 being not yet officially released its
packages are in a specific repository for at the moment.

Then just type as root:
slapt-get --add-keys
slapt-get -u # or slapt-get --update

>From time to time, run:
slapt-get -u
slapt-get --upgrade
the update notification icon of then panel being probably not
accessible. As usual to know more:
man slapt-get   

> With slint, the dvd runs once installed for a while then stops.
> I hit enter once then slint found my speakers and in a little bit
> started talking.

Do you mean that when the bootloader is ready (after having rebooted
with the DVD inserted) you don't hear a beep? Maybe you machine doesn't
provide the "beep"?

> Once it was installed with lilo, I had to hit enter after boot for the
> system to come up and start talking.  This is for those that never
> installed a slackware system before so you know to not give up at
> those apparent stop points.

Yes, by default the system starts after a 2 minute delay unless set
otherwise in /etc/lilo.conf (and if EFI is used there is no time out at
all so pressing [Enter] is mandatory to boot).

Maybe I should reduce this delay when using lilo to 10 or 15 seconds? 

Thanks for pointing this out. I will mention that in this file:

Great having accessible slackware back and more accessible than original
slackware ended up being since slint works with sound cards for speech.

Thanks for the encouragement and please give feedback about speech
in graphical environments when you can.


Didier Spaier

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