archlinux gnome and orca package

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Sep 6 21:02:15 UTC 2017

for what its worth, I use archLinux on all my systems, and I use orca with 
gnome and gdm.
I have never had sound problems, and I use speakup as well.
I also have never disabled pulse.
I follow these simple rules:
1:  I use one user specifically for graphical use.
2:  I never try to use speakup and orca in the same session.
This seems to work for me and I just don't have problems with it.

On Wed, 6 Sep 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I have gnome and gnome-extra on the system and removed mate and mate-extra by 
> now.  I have managed to login with gnome and proved it by running 
> gnome-terminal then using the backspace key a few times until I heard 
> repeated beeps each time I hit the key.  I ran speaker-test inside 
> gnome-terminal and heard static on speakers too.
> Unfortunately, orca for archlinux is packaged incorrectly since when started 
> even under these conditions orca does not talk at all but only shows its 
> setup screen.
> Also, orca.desktop file did not come in the orca package and that may or may 
> not contribute to the problems.  running orca, orca --replace, and 
> alt-super-s in turn failed to bring orca up talking.
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