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From: "James Homuth" <james@...>
Subject: RE: New to the list, and a question.
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 19:24:52 -0500
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. 

-----Original Message-----
From: William Hubbs [mailto:williamh@g.o] 
Sent: December 23, 2008 9:17 PM
To: gentoo-accessibility@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@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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gentoo accessibility team lead
williamh@g.o
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-- James Homuth
Re: New to the list, and a question.
-- William Hubbs
RE: New to the list, and a question.
-- James Homuth
Re: New to the list, and a question.
-- William Hubbs
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