looking for Lennix distribution?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Nov 19 19:01:56 UTC 2021

I am not truly an expert on Linux and accessibility. But I found Fedora 
the most problematic among the distributions I have tried. I tried 
Coconut, Slint, Mint, and now fedora. Here are the problems I 
encountered with Fedora, which I did not encounter in the other ones I 

First, during installation, The speech was turned off automatically 
without warning. I was listening to the counter telling me 10 percent, 
20 percent etc... and suddenly I heard the message Screen reader is now 
turned off. I was lost. I waited about ten minutes and I hit alt f2 and 
typed orca and I hit enter and the screen reader came back on. I moved 
around the screen to discover that the installation was complete and I 
should reboot the system. Losing speech during installation is not 
really a good thing for a blind user.

Second I could not activate Braille at all. No matter what I tried, 
Braille simply is not active on my fedora mate.

Third, I tried to do the update on a terminal, and here again, in the 
middle of the process, I lost speech. So I left the computer on all 
night to complete the update, and this morning I rebooted the system to 
get the speech back on. Clearly there is a problem with the screen 
reader on my version of Fedora mate, which is I believe version 35.

The fourth problem has to do with changing my bios boot-up settings. I 
do not like any system that mess up with my boot up settings. When I 
installed it, I assumed that Fedora would not change any of my system 
settings, since I installed it on an external drive. I hope the team who 
works on Fedora's accessibility will take such situations into 

Fedora is probably a great system, but I am not sure that it is the best 
in turms of accessibility.

For the time being, I am going to stick with slint. I never encountered 
any accessibility issues in speech or braill using it.

On 11/19/21 11:41 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> What's more, it's based on the long-stable Ubuntu.
> -Dave  H.
> On 11/19/21 11:38 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> it is very simple. I love Mint because there is no snap activated
>> which I don't like. One can say: Mint is an Ubuntu withouut snap.
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