[Testers wanted before the official release] Slint64-4.2.1 release candidate is accessible.
Linux for blind general discussion
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Wed Oct 11 00:39:13 UTC 2017
The slapt-getrc line:
probably returns an error 404 repository not found using that source
On Tue, 10 Oct 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:04:43
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: blinux-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [Testers wanted before the official release] Slint64-4.2.1
> release candidate is accessible.
>> The two slapt-getrc lines are identical unless there is a case difference I missed.
> Yes my mistake, sorry, corrected in a further post that maybe you missed:
> You do need to write slint-testing instead of slint-14.2, else the next
> "slapt-get --upgrade" will actually downgrade your system to the
> previous released version, that don't speak!
> Also, I have edited the file
> to mention the need to press [Enter] after booting.
> Please let me know if anything is wrong, unclear, badly worded or missing:
> English is a second language for me and I am not comfortable using it.
> Proposals for enhancements are welcome.
>> I have had success getting my wireless network up with nmtui.
>> I went into the graphical environment and got to the cancel or launch screen of networkmanager but could only activate the cancel button but I think that's because I did not figure out what I discovered with nmtui yet.? With nmtui I edited connections and removed wired and then nmtui found my wireless connection easily.? I edited that connection and got to the cancel and OK buttons.? I couldn't get them working for a little bit until I used the right arrow key on the numberpad to move to ok and then hit enter.? After I did that and restarted the system I ran lynx and got to the lynx home page.? I suspect use of the right arrow on numberpad with numbers turned off will also work in networkmanager but haven't tried that yet.
> So, at least nmtui is working. I will mention that somewhere.
>> On Tue, 10 Oct 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:49:53
>>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>> To: blinux-list at redhat.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Testers wanted before the official release] Slint64-4.2.1
>>> ??? release candidate is accessible.
>>> thanks for testing.
>>> Le 09/10/2017 ? 01:20, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit :
>>>> I have this version of slint installed and talking in console mode so
>>> 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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