[orca-list] EFI3M more friendly for the blind and visually impaired

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Jul 13 17:56:44 UTC 2018

can this work for dool boot windows/linux systems?

On 7/13/2018 10:25 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hello again Bittukumar,
> To know what EFI3M can do after having downloading it, in some
> directory, from the same directory just type:
> chmod 755 EFI3M
> sudo ./EFI3M
> It will display its menu, like this:
> <menu begins below>
> EFI multiboot menu maker (EFI3M)
> Available features:
> 1 Display features and usage
> 2 Install the multiboot menu on your computer
> 3 Make a rescue USB stick providing the boot menu
> 4 Customize the boot menu
> 5 Display the boot menu
> Just press Enter to quit.
> Type the number in front of the chosen feature:
> <menu ended above>
> Just press 1 then Enter to display the features and usage
> In short, the use of it is to easily set up a boot menu (adapted from
> GRUB). This can be useful if you have several systems installed in the
> same machine to easily select one at boot time, as you will hear a
> different tune for each when you press enter, as explained
> on the second page of the displayed features.
> Also, as you can display (and hear) the menu before installing it, you
> will know exactly its layout once installed, and can change it typing
> 3 then Enter in the menu of EFI3M.
> Let me know if these explanations make sense, and if you need more
> information.
> Didier
> Le 13/07/2018 à 19:02, bittukumar jaiswal a écrit :
>> Hello, Didier!
>> [I just uploaded an new version of EFI3M on GitHub:]
>> if you don't mine I have question that, where we can use this? or what
>> is the use of it?
>> please tell me.
>> I did this:
>> You can get it typing:
>> wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DidierSpaier/EFI3M/master/EFI3M
>> This will download the shell script EFI3M that should be run as root.
>> Now what I have to do? How can I use?
>> Ubuntu 18.04 with gnome
>> On 7/13/18, Didier Spaier <didier at slint.fr> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I just uploaded an new version of EFI3M on GitHub:
>>> https://github.com/DidierSpaier/EFI3M
>>> You can get it typing:
>>> wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DidierSpaier/EFI3M/master/EFI3M
>>> This will download the shell script EFI3M that should be run as root.
>>> Enhancements:
>>> I have checked that script can be used with speech using orca.
>>> This is also true on the console using espeakup, only moving a boot
>>> entry up or down while reordering the boot entries is not spoken, I
>>> don't know why.
>>> Reordering the boot entries is now simpler: just select a boot entry
>>> typing its number, then move it with the up or down arrow key. the
>>> corresponding line will be distinguished from the others by a * as first
>>> character.
>>> I will just paste below the second page of the requirements and features
>>> as displayed by the script itself as it details the sound features:
>>> <quoted page below>
>>> Requirements:
>>> GRUB version at least 2.02 should be installed, as well as usual
>>> utilities found in pretty much any Linux distribution.
>>> Sound aid for the visually impaired:
>>> After booting, navigate in the menu with the up and down arrow keys.
>>> If brltty, espeakup or orca is active when EFI3M is run:
>>> 1) A Beep is emitted as soon as the menu is displayed.
>>> 2) When pressing Enter on the menu entry n (numbered from the top of
>>>     the menu), a tune of n sounds is played. The user can then confirm
>>>     this choice pressing Enter (the same tune is then played again) or go
>>>     back to the top of the menu pressing the Esc key.
>>> 3) The same apply to the the last entries, Halt and Reboot. A descending
>>>     arpeggio is played for Halt, a descending followed by an ascending
>>>     arpeggio for Reboot. Again, confirm with Enter or cancel with Esc.
>>> The sound can also be set afterwards: type 4 in the main menu of EFI3M,
>>> then M for Mute or S for Sound, and validate the setting typing V.
>>> To apply the modification to an USB stick you will need to write again
>>> the menu on it, typing 3 in the main menu.
>>> <quoted page ended above>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Didier
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