slint release install findings

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Wed Jan 3 09:23:10 UTC 2018


Could you please indicate your first name when posting? I am not
comfortable speaking to anonymous and this list don't preserve senders'

You can increase swap, but I doubt that changes something as the system
should need less RAM in console mode that in graphical mode, at least if
you  use startx to start mate.

I will try to investigate on the sound issue, however I don't have USB
speakers to try.

Does the same issue occur if you use another page like most instead of

About the installation logs, they go in /dev/tty4, that you can hear
during installation typing Alt+F4

However, this is not very useful as you can't scroll.

This is set in /etc/syslog.conf in the installer, so could be changed

When the system is running the logs go partly in /var/log/syslog, partly
in /var/log/messages, both are text files readable by root.

You can also type as root dmesg|less or dmesg|most to check the messages
from starting the system.

Thanks for your reports so far.



Le 03/01/2018 à 08:09, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> I just had an idea and it will take another slint install to test it. Could swap partition size be under-stated for screen readers?  I have a root partition of 1996GB and a linux-swap partition of 4GB and available memory on the machine ram is 1GB.  I'll try taking the swap partition size up and see if this problem goes away.
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 02:03:31
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Re: slint release install findings
>> When I ran the slint release earlier it was on only one set of speakers.
>> Adding the usb speaker set to the system had no effect on speech output quality.
>> On Wed, 3 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>  Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 01:34:10
>>>  From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>>>  To: blinux-list at
>>>  Subject: slint release install findings
>>>  speech in console mode with mate as default graphical user interface
>>>  dstarts sounding choked shortly after login.  Speech in graphical mode
>>>  once startx gets run has no such problems.  To reproduce just run less on
>>>  a document that's a few screens long and listen to the speech.  flushing
>>>  speakup has very temporary improvement of speech before speech goes back
>>>  to sounding choked.
>>>  One thing that may be useful for slint in future is to have ability to
>>>  preserve installation logs which also detect hard  I have two sets of
>>>  speakers on this computer and will try disconnecting usb speakers and see
>>>  if that helps speakup work better.
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