slint-testing site inaccessible

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Fri Oct 13 03:15:42 UTC 2017

The script turns off espeak to prevent any possible conflict with 
orca and screen output startx generates is also silenced.

On Fri, 13 Oct 
2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:13:05
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: slint-testing site inaccessible
> Hello,
> thanks for your remarks,
> Le 11/10/2017 ? 23:10, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit :
>> All of those chmod 755 filename commands can be rewritten as chmod +x filename.
> Yes but this works only if the file had previously perms 644 or 755.
> This should the case here but generally speaking if a user inadvertently
> changed it to, say 666 he will end up with 777. That's why I prefer to
> indicate the octal value. 
>> An additional section in the accessibility document on testing your
>> iso probably will be helpful since this isn't yet a torrent iso
>> integrity problems can happen using either wget or curl.  When I used
>> wget to get the iso, I used:
>> wget -bc filename.iso
>> a wget-log file got created against which I ran two commands.
>> first was wc -l wget-log and the number that returned as it increased
>> told me the file size was increasing.
>> When the wc -l wget-log command stopped returning increasing numbers,
>> I then used:
>> tail -3 wget-log|grep -i "saved"
>> and got the saved file name and its size returned.
> You are right the user should check the integrity of the downloaded file.
> The usal way to do it is to use one of the checksums available in the
> same directory as the ISO.
> For instance:
> wget
> wget
> sha256sum -c slint64-14.2.1RC.iso.sha256
> The output should be "OK"
>> The startup procedure for startx I automated earlier.
>> Cut here.
>> #!/usr/bin/env bash
>> # file: - xorg run script.
>> clear
>> sudo -H systemctl stop espeakup
>> startx 2>&1 >startx.log
>> sudo -H systemctl start espeakup
>> For me this provides a much cleaner start for x and also creates a log
>> file of any error that might appear on the way up into x.
> That's interesting but would need to be adapted as we do not use systemd
> hence the systemctl command is not available in Slint.
> Maybe we could instead use the daemon manager like this:
> sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.espeakup stop
> sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.espeakup start
> Although we generally don't use sudo by default in Slint so that would
> need a little more configuration for the user in concern.
> Also, I am not sure to understand the need to stop the espeakup daemon
> when running startx. Is that to avoid hearing the display on the console
> when in a graphical environment? I must admit that so far I have just
> used the Print Screen key to stop it before typing startx.
> Last, in Slint and other Slackware derivatives the output of the X
> server is generally logged in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
> Didier
>> On Wed, 11 Oct 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:00:04
>>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>>> To: blinux-list at
>>> Cc: Aiyumi < at>
>>> Subject: Re: slint-testing site inaccessible
>>> Le 11/10/2017 ? 16:28, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit?:
>>>> You're correct that was a typo on my part.
>>>> Let's see if the directions for this can be made simpler.  If a person
>>>> can use an editor edit /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc and locate the
>>>> SOURCE= line with slint in it.  On that line, change 14.2 to testing
>>>> then save the file and exit.
>>>> That is what I did after a re-install and had only firefox as an
>>>> update and I went into lxde and ran firefox after the upgrade and the
>>>> accessibility problems I had with firefox yesterday disappeared.
>>>> So for now, I think we're all golden.
>>> I have just edited the directions in:
>>> Please let me know if any changes are still needed, as well as in
>>> More general feedback if of course still welcome.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Didier
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