Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: James Homuth <james@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 01:46:54
Message-Id: 00af01cadb74$50441990$6400a8c0@quan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo by David Mehler
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. >>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>> >> >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>> >> >> > >

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Re: [gentoo-accessibility] setting up orca on gnome on gentoo Derek Roberts <bigd.vi.guy@×××××.com>