F123-visual iso location

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sun Jan 7 13:14:17 UTC 2018

Hi everyone,

I am responsible for the F123 Visual distro and I want to apologize for 
the recent difficulties people have had with its installation. We have 
started moving towards a text-only script-based installation process, so 
as to no longer depend on graphical installers.

The text-based installation process will be as automatic as possible, 
and the first version of the script can be obtained here:

Once this process includes Mate, we will create an ISO and make it 
available. For now, it does not yet include Mate, so it is best used 
only by more experienced users.

Our thanks goes to Mike Ray, for his work on this installation script. 
We also thank Kyle Brouhard and all contributors to Talking Arch for the 
inspiration and code. Having said that, this remains merely the first 
version (and strictly alpha), so contributions are welcome and beginners 
should avoid this route for now.

Until recently, our old ISO could be installed with a simple and lengthy 
update process, as Arch is a rolling distro, but given recent crypto key 
difficulties, we will take the ISO down until an updated version is 

Thank you for your patience with this matter and apologies for any 


On 01/07/2018 06:27 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Though this one is installable, it's not possible to install any 
> additional software on it or update any existing software due to many 
> gpg key issues.  Some keys were revoked and the manjaro-keyring can't 
> be imported since one of its signing keys is no longer valid.  I don't 
> know about the archlinux-keyring I think I'll try updating that one 
> separately and see if that at least will work.
> On Sat, 6 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 23:23:35
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> Subject: Re: F123-visual iso location
>> I get a 404 not found
>> On 1/6/2018 8:56 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>  I found a location for the iso and this one isn't experimental so 
>>> probably
>>>  will actually update packages once installed.? For anyone else 
>>> interested
>>>  in trying this distro out if you use English and run a 64-bit 
>>> processor,
>>>  try
>>>  http://f123.c3sl.ufpr.br/F123-Visual-en_us-64bits.iso
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