hello,
how do i access orka prefs under ubuntu 16.04 in a vm?

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It should be insert plus spacebar

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28 (edited by superantoha 2017-05-20 07:35:33)

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Hi.
Has anyone managed to get Ubuntu Mate to talk?
I have 3 versions: 16.04, 16.10, and 17.04.
in 16.04 and 17.04, Orca refuses to start: The alt+super+s shortcut doesn't work, and when I attempt to start it from the command line it says "Screen reader on", but immediately says "Screen reader off" and terminates.
In 16.10 Orca starts fine, but there are many accessibility issues such as icons in caja not being spoken that make it unuseable.
Am I missing something or should I give up on this distro and try something else?

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29 (edited by nuno69 2017-05-20 11:00:22)

@arqmeister: when you are past the language screen, wait arround 3 minutes and go to the end of the window with the flat review. You hear: push button push button, then navigate with 4 and 6 to the second push button

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This is an odd one.

Orca works fine under the default settings, but the instant it goes to Cicero nothing, and I mean NOTHING works. Am I merely missing packages or is Cicero an entirely different synth setup?

Also, I'm on a laptop but....I keep knocking caps lock on if I set Orca up to use laptop setup, so how can I get it to tell meif I accidentally enable caps lock if I'm in laptop layout, it does it already in keyboard layout, or can I find a way to tell it to essentally ignore caps lock.

As in, I can set it to desktop, no problem, it works fine, I can hit caps lock, it'll tell me, caps lock on, but if I'm laptop mode, no luck, I can hit caps lock by accident in a sentence and SUDDENLY IT IS ALL CAPITALS LIKE THIS, and I have no way of knowing if caps lock is on or off.

So, any ideas on either of these? I have to say Mate is insanely easy to use, though I'm now wondering why I'd ever, EVER need Cheese or Pidgin, I've spent the past 20 mins culling applications I don't need.

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Have you properly uncommented needed modules in /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf?

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32 (edited by Amit 2017-05-21 12:36:11)

HI everyone,
It is my third post on the forum. I think most of you are not familiar, so a little introduction is must. I'm Amit from India. I have a little sight, but not enough to play games or anything. I have both NVDA and JAWS as my screen readers and I'm learning to code in BGT while working on my own project. Anyway, moving to the topic.
Reading wonderful posts here, gave me motivation to try and install arch, so I got myself a talking CD from talkingarch.tk. I listened there audio tutorial a little and jumped right into the action. Now, I'm trying to connect my internet. But I only have Wifi option here, but no matter what I do it doesn't connect. First, I launched lspci command, and I found my network card there. it is a broadcom card. Next, I launched ip link. It gave me two devices or interfaces (I'm not sure), I'm also trying with android tethering, so one device can be my android device. and Second should be the wifi or the real tech LAN card I don't know. After that, I did ip link set enp up. I tried it but no luck. Then I did this with second device. But still it doesn't connect. I got same list from ls /sys/class/net. the ip link set interface_name up command didn't give any errors, but there was no internet. then I tried it with wifi-menu enp. It scanned, but it said operation unsupported. It happened with both devices. And now I don't know what should I do to get this working. I also tried to find interfaces using iw dev command, but it didn't find anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction? A part of all this, is it possible to duel boot arch along side windows 10 or install it in VMWare? I'd like to point out that my wifi has never worked with the linux I have tried like Vinux, sonar and ubuntu. But this time I really want this working. If I like linux enough, may be I will consider changing my primary operating system. Any help will be highly appreciated. apologies for the long post.

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Hi!
Oh, lots of questions, sorry if I will forget something.
About the Internet, maybe you don't  have drivers for your network card? You can install the operating system using ethernet and then install additional broadcom drivers.
About booting alongside of Windows: Sure, you can do this, but remember about proper partitioning, othervise stupid Windows will dieeee!
And can you change your primary operating system? If you are a BGT developer, unfortunately no.

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THis topic is very helpful. I will keep my eyes on this.

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Hi everyone,
I have somehow managed to get internet connection using USB tethering, now next step is to install arch. The problem here is that I want to duel boot windows with arch. So, what steps do I need to follow? I have three primary partitions which is the maximum allowed number of partitions allowed on a MBR table. Does that end my Linux journey here?

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@31: That was the issue indeed
No idea about Arch, but I'm ready to wipe Windows.

Now, do I just back up my home folder onto a USB and put my bootable USB in, go from there, and simply install Linux over the existing dual boot setup, ro do I need to format the drive and go from scratch? I could care less about Windows frankly, I'm fine with Mate and it's a lot easier to use, so the best way to convert my dual boot system into a sole OS system is...?

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