Ubuntu with Orca

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Jan 23 20:27:57 UTC 2018

Hello Alex,

I am just trying to interact with the console as of now. I do not have the time to work through all the desktop commands but eventually I will learn by doing I am sure. I need to be able to interact with the console for issuing commands and more importantly reading  the output of those commands. I ran some simple commands like sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and nothing was being read out to me using Orca. When I ran sudo apt-get install git things were being read out but when I pressed CTRL to stop the mass amounts of speech output I was unable to read the output in the window. When I press the super key plus ALT and S to stop and start the speech it is mostly unresponsive. Some times it will go off but then will not come back on for a while. Thanks
Bryan Duarte | software engineer

ASU Computer Science Ph.D Student
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Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC Lab)
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National Association of Blind Students | Board Member
Arizona Association of Blind Students | President
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> On Jan 23, 2018, at 12:40 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> Le 23/01/2018 à 18:31, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>> Hey all,
>> I bought an HP and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I am having some issues with Orca not responding to key commands as it should and terminal output not being read. Do I need to install Gnome text based desktop? Is that even possible after the fact? Any help in getting this to work would be much appreciated.
> Hello Bryan,
> Could you be more precise on what is your issue ? What are you trying to do exactly on which software ?
> Best regards.
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