Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Derek Roberts <bigd.vi.guy@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 02:15:07
Message-Id: u2xd94ae6cb1004131915l7f49270p5f8ec4cae549e2f@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo by James Homuth
I'm just a bit surprised the none of the recent iso's I've tried have
a working speakup/espeakup. I was able to do it over ssh in a vmware
system and get the espeakup and speakup working in the vm, but I want
to get it on my real pc and don't have another box I can hook up and
play with.

Although I haven't tried this in a couple months so the situation may
have changed. What's the most recent gentoo cd that has a working
speakup with espeakup on it that people know of?

On 4/13/10, James Homuth <james@×××××××.com> wrote:
> Give input settings similar to this a try. This works in my /etc/make.conf. > > INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse synaptics evdev" > > If you're not on a laptop, you may not need synaptics, but I'd throw the > others in there. > > -----Original Message----- > From: David Mehler [mailto:dave.mehler@×××××.com] > Sent: April 13, 2010 1:58 AM > To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo > > Hi, > Thanks. On my system i do have Espeak installed. What profile and USE flags > do you have set? > Right now my problem is when gnome starts i don't have any keyboard control, > the keyboard works at a text console, but at the gnome login screen I type > and get no output. > Thanks. > Dave. > > > On 4/12/10, Derek Roberts <bigd.vi.guy@×××××.com> wrote: >> Hey, >> >> You would've caught this one if you had just emerged espeak. The >> problem is, the use flags do not include portaudio. Espeak uses >> portaudio to play the generated speech. Also, I think speech >> dispatcher works around this somehow, on debian I was able to use >> spd-say to make espeak talk, even though the version of portaudio I >> had tried to use at the time was bad. >> >> HTH! >> >> On 3/30/10, David Mehler <dave.mehler@×××××.com> wrote: >>> Hello, >>> If anyone has this working please let me know your orca version, >>> gnome version how you got it i'm fighting with 2.26.3, and gentoo > version? >>> My gnome version keeps failing with compiling the user docs i'm >>> uncertain if that's the base of my problem since a google showed if i >>> installed libxml2 that should fix it. On one test box it's working, >>> on the other not. In neither case is gnome speech talking even though >>> i can play console audio such as mp3's. >>> For the user docs issue should i file a bug report on this? >>> Thanks. >>> Dave. >>> >>> >>> On 3/29/10, David Mehler <dave.mehler@×××××.com> wrote: >>>> Hi, >>>> I'm getting an error in /var/log/Xorg.log not sure if it's related. >>>> The module fbdev is not found. >>>> If i run gnome speech's test i get no output. Running espeak with >>>> the -f and a file also yields no output, no errors just no output. >>>> Thanks. >>>> Dave. >>>> >>>> >>>> On 3/29/10, David Mehler <dave.mehler@×××××.com> wrote: >>>>> Hi, >>>>> Thanks. I was able to restart world and it completed. When i logged >>>>> in to gnome and atempted to run orca no speech output. I thought it >>>>> was a volume issue with alsa, but using mpg123 from the console i >>>>> was able to play an mp3. The orca window appears to come up but no >>>>> speech feedback. >>>>> Suggestions welcome. >>>>> Thanks. >>>>> Dave. >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> On 3/29/10, James Homuth <james@×××××××.com> wrote: >>>>>> Your system's still good to go. Portage handles most if not all >>>>>> its compilation operations in an isolated environment, only moving >>>>>> things over into the main system when it's compiled successfully. >>>>>> You should therefore just be able to redo the emerge. >>>>>> >>>>>> -----Original Message----- >>>>>> From: David Mehler [mailto:dave.mehler@×××××.com] >>>>>> Sent: March 29, 2010 4:59 PM >>>>>> To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o >>>>>> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on >>>>>> gentoo >>>>>> >>>>>> Hi, >>>>>> I was doing an emerge --update --deep --newuse world about four >>>>>> hours or so in to it the machine shut down. Has this corrupted my >>>>>> system? >>>>>> The log information is going to the summary.log file but more than >>>>>> post messages are being shown. Is there a way i can get just he >>>>>> summary messages with routine info. >>>>>> Thanks. >>>>>> Dave. >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> On 3/29/10, David Mehler <dave.mehler@×××××.com> wrote: >>>>>>> Hello, >>>>>>> Thanks for your reply. Googling the gentoo docs and looking in >>>>>>> /etc/make.conf and /usr/share/portage/config/make.conf-example >>>>>>> i've come up with the following variables. Will this get me the >>>>>>> post-installation messages? >>>>>>> Thanks. >>>>>>> Dave. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> /etc/make.conf: >>>>>>> PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES="info log warn error" >>>>>>> PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM="save_summary" >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> On 3/29/10, William Hubbs <williamh@g.o> wrote: >>>>>>>> Hi Dave, >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> there is a much better way to capture messages from packages. >>>>>>>> Take a look at the PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM and PORTAGE_ELOG_MAILURI >>>>>>>> settings in make.conf. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> It is possible to have this information saved to a file or >>>>>>>> emailed to you. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Thanks, >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> William >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:58:34AM -0400, David Mehler wrote: >>>>>>>>> Hi, >>>>>>>>> Thanks. I'll do that and report back, I don't expect it'll be a >>>>>>>>> quick process. >>>>>>>>> One thing how do i determine results of these updates? I know >>>>>>>>> the packages sometimes put messages to the screen, only the >>>>>>>>> last of which i can get at, if a package way up puts one onscreen i > miss it. >>>>>>>>> I've tried a script command to try to capture but the output is >>>>>>>>> compilations. >>>>>>>>> Thanks. >>>>>>>>> Dave. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> On 3/29/10, James Homuth <james@×××××××.com> wrote: >>>>>>>>> > Try adding the accessibility use flag, then emerge --update >>>>>>>>> > --deep --newuse world. >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > -----Original Message----- >>>>>>>>> > From: David Mehler [mailto:dave.mehler@×××××.com] >>>>>>>>> > Sent: March 29, 2010 10:25 AM >>>>>>>>> > To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o >>>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome >>>>>>>>> > on gentoo >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > Hello, >>>>>>>>> > Thanks for your reply. Here are my USE flags. >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > USE="acpi alsa dbus hal X gtk gnome -kde -ipv6 -qt -qt3 -qt4 >>>>>>>>> > -arts sockets threads perl consolekit cairo java nsplugin jce" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > My complete /etc/make.conf file is below. >>>>>>>>> > Thanks. >>>>>>>>> > Dave. >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > /etc/make.conf: >>>>>>>>> > # These settings were set by the catalyst build script that >>>>>>>>> > automatically # built this stage. >>>>>>>>> > # Please consult /usr/share/portage/config/make.conf.example >>>>>>>>> > for a more # detailed example. >>>>>>>>> > # VMware emulates an Intel Core 2 Duo >>>>>>>>> > CFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -pipe" >>>>>>>>> > CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -pipe" >>>>>>>>> > # WARNING: Changing your CHOST is not something that should >>>>>>>>> > be done lightly. >>>>>>>>> > # Please consult >>>>>>>>> > http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/change-chost.xml >>>>>>>>> > before changing. >>>>>>>>> > CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > MAKEOPTS="-j2" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > ALSA_CARDS="ens1371" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > VIDEO_CARDS="vmware vesa vga" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > INPUT_DEVICES="evdev keyboard mouse vmmouse" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > LINGUAS="en en_US" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > USE="acpi alsa dbus hal X gtk gnome -kde -ipv6 -qt -qt3 -qt4 >>>>>>>>> > -arts sockets threads perl consolekit cairo java nsplugin jce" >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > On 3/29/10, James Homuth <james@×××××××.com> wrote: >>>>>>>>> >> What are your use flags? You're probably missing someething. >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> >> -----Original Message----- >>>>>>>>> >> From: David Mehler [mailto:dave.mehler@×××××.com] >>>>>>>>> >> Sent: March 28, 2010 10:52 AM >>>>>>>>> >> To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o >>>>>>>>> >> Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on >>>>>>>>> >> gentoo >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> >> Hello, >>>>>>>>> >> I'm trying to get orca going on gentoo. The gnome version >>>>>>>>> >> used is 2.26. I've tried googling and asking on the orca >>>>>>>>> >> mailing list, without >>>>>>>>> > success. >>>>>>>>> >> I installed gentoo following the handbook except used a >>>>>>>>> >> serial terminal, this is in a virtual machine as i >>>>>>>>> >> unfortunately only have one machine. Later i proceeded to >>>>>>>>> >> install gnome, which failed. Before the install would >>>>>>>>> >> complete successfully libxml2 needed to be installed. I next >>>>>>>>> >> installed orca and started up gnome. I had to make some >>>>>>>>> >> changes to custom.conf so i could log in and loaded the >>>>>>>>> >> accessibility modules per instructions on the orca site. >>>>>>>>> >> When i tried to start orca via either the alt+f2, orca or in >>>>>>>>> >> a terminal with orca --text-setup i get to the second screen >>>>>>>>> >> where i'm prompted for the speech server always i choose >>>>>>>>> >> gnome speech and then i hear no more speech. I've also >>>>>>>>> >> installed the java-access-bridge, but am assuming >>>>>>>>> > there's a configuration step i'm missing. >>>>>>>>> >> Any suggestions appreciated. >>>>>>>>> >> Thanks. >>>>>>>>> >> Dave. >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>> >>> >> >> > > > >