Manjaro linux

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Tue May 12 17:26:20 UTC 2020

Hi Kyle.

Details of the problem you described here (in the context of Ubuntu-MATE):

12.05.20 19:58, Linux for blind general discussion пише:
> On the other hand, to my knowledge, there is no distro that uses Orca
>> to make a graphical installer accessible and that all distros that
>> have accessible installers utilize either a text-mode screen reader or
>> brltty to make a text-based installer accessible.
> This isn't the case at all. Ubuntu uses Orca with Ubiquity, which is 
> completely accessible. I know, I just used it last week to install to a 
> rather old laptop for a client. There is a little problem getting the 
> installer working from the "Install Ubuntu 20.04" app icon on the MATE 
> version, but opening a terminal and running
> sudo -e ubiquity
> from there should speak without any issues. I believe someone told me 
> this method worked, and there's no reason I can see why it shouldn't 
> work. I can't comment on how well it works now, but OpenSUSE used to 
> have an installer that worked with Orca. Anakonda in Fedora also works 
> with Orca, but you need to switch from Wayland to an X session in order 
> to make it work. Not text mode, just X, which is no longer the default. 
> In fact, of all the major distros currently available, I think Debian is 
> the only one that uses a text-based installer with a text-mode screen 
> reader. Well, there's Arch, but its installation process is 100% manual, 
> it has no automated installer at all, so it really doesn't count. I do 
> fully agree though that Manjaro is probably not the best choice, and not 
> only because of the installer. That was actually the least of the 
> problems that we who worked with the Sonar project had with Manjaro, 
> mostly after installation.
> ~Kyle
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