Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: James Homuth <james@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question.
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:25:08
Message-Id: 070f01c967b9$8a2d8720$a500a8c0@quan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question. by William Hubbs
How will I know, though, when I reach the Gentoo boot prompt? I assume there
will be some form of audio indication, but as I've never actually done it, I
haven't the slightest idea. 

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From: William Hubbs [mailto:williamh@g.o] 
Sent: December 23, 2008 9:17 PM
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question.

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Hi James,

orca is not included on our live cd currently.  Also, I do not recommend
using the gui installer; it has not been tested at all for accessibility.  I
would suggest using ssh access to the cd and following the handbook for
doing the install.

If you install with the 2008.0 cd, there is a way to have sshd start
automatically when you boot it.  Type this at the boot prompt:

gentoo dosshd passwd=somepassword

This example will start sshd and set the root password to somepassword.

Let me know if you have any questions.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 09:36:50AM -0500, James Homuth wrote:
> Thank you for the information. In addition, I was wondering if it was > possible, either directly or indirectly, to enable Orca on a live CD. > I assume no, given what I've been reading, at which point I'll have to > attempt the good old fashion SSH access to the CD. Mostly, I want to > be able to have a look at things before I actually go through the > process of installing it, to make sure it'll be able to guess at most/all
of my box's hardware.
> > -----Original Message----- > From: William Hubbs [mailto:williamh@g.o] > Sent: December 22, 2008 11:44 PM > To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question. > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Hi James, > > In the latest versions of the gnome-speech package, the speech > synthesizer it uses is selected by setting the appropriate local use > flag. It supports espeak by default, festival and freetts. Eloquence > (TTSynth) is not supported officially because it is not free and also > because it uses very old glibc and hasn't been updated in a very long
time.
> > To set up to support festival, for example, do this: > > echo app-accessibility/gnome-speech -espeak -freetts festival >> > /etc/portage/package.keywords > > The two lines above should be on one line. This should also prevent > espeak being pulled in as a dependency. > > Let me know if this helps or if you have any other questions. > > Thanks, > > - -- > William Hubbs > gentoo accessibility team lead > williamh@g.o > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) > > iEYEARECAAYFAklQbI0ACgkQblQW9DDEZTipZwCdG7bV1CLYcDGuyrPvL47NEzQU > UKMAoLRVpR5wA+TIV3L/rXjYioDiGwaT > =aTwY > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > >
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