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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: New to the list, and a question.
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:17:17 -0600
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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@g.o
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question.
> 
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> 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
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- -- 
William Hubbs
gentoo accessibility team lead
williamh@g.o
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