startx missing twm and xclock

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Sep 10 10:17:54 UTC 2017

For reference, here's my ~/.xinitrc. I don't claim all these directives
are still necessary. Things change, but my startx is still working
reliably for me on Arch Linux:

export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN="gtk"
export GTK_MODULES=gail:atk-bridge
exec gnome-session

Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Is xclock useable in screen reader accessibility context for xorg?  What is
> the best choice for a wm for screen reader accessibility context?  With
> startx, how is it run so startx goes into configuration mode?  For this last
> question startx writes output to stderr and I haven't yet been able to
> capture it with less so I can examine it in detail.
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