Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: John Robinson <jbr100uk@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] Difficulty using the Java Access Bridge with Sun-jdk and Orca
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:51:30
Hi everyone.  I've just installed Sun-jdk-, Orca-2.26.3 and 
Java-access-bridge-1.6.0, all installed with Portage inside a Gnome 
terminal.  I know there is a page of instructions about how to build and 
install the Java Access Bridge on the Orca website at, but I assumed the Gentoo ebuild of Java 
Access Bridge would do all this for me.  When I thought I'd installed 
everything correctly, I went to the demo folder of the Sun-jdk and typed 
'java -jar Notepad.jar'.  orca said that the Java Access bridge was 
being loaded and then that the application was being registered.  Orca 
promptly cut out and when I pressed Alt and Tab to get to where I 
thought the Notepad Java application would be, Orca said 'Notepad 
Inaccessible'.  When I alt-tabbed back to the terminal window from where 
I'd started the Java Notepad, the screen was full of messages which had 
apparently been produced by the Java program as it tried to launch 
Notepad.  Unfortunately, I can find no way of capturing these, so any 
help with this would be appreciated.  For some reason or other, although 
it appears to be correctly installed, my Java Access Bridge is not 
working with Orca and I have no idea why this is.  I have an AMD64 
system which runs Java in 64-bit mode only.  The Orca page about Java 
Access Bridge mentions that you need a file called something like which I do not appear to have.  Could this be 
the cause of my problem.

Many thanks for any help.


John Robinson