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.
From: William Hubbs [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: December 23, 2008 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] New to the list, and a question.
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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.
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> From: William Hubbs [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: December 22, 2008 11:44 PM
> To: email@example.com
> 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
> To set up to support festival, for example, do this:
> echo app-accessibility/gnome-speech -espeak -freetts festival >>
> 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.
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
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