51 (edited by Trajectory 2017-07-11 22:45:12)

If I install software by compiling from source, is there any way I can get pkg_config to recognize it?
The configure script for a software application I'm trying to build from source uses pkg_config to find it's dependancies, but some of said dependancies aren't available in my distro's package manager so I've had to build those from their source distributions. Of course pkg_config doesn't know about software installed this way. Do I need to write the pkg_config files by hand or is there some way to generate them?

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Hi!
I am completely new to Linux. I have never used Linux in my entire life, so I don't know if I will like it or if I won't. I also don't know what the differences are between distros, or if it matters in terms of accessibility. What screen readers do people use? Also, if one is hosting a Linux VPS or Raspberry Pie, how do you get SSH?
As a challenge, I would ask that yu think about how to explain the concept of using Linux as if you were talking to someone who knew nothing about technology. I have noticed that a lot of people tend to speak the language as they expect you to know what they mean right off the bat. So if you can put it in lay terms that would be greatly appreciated.

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OK, let me accept this challenge
FIrst: It does matter what distro you use in terms of accessibility, why?
Each distro could have its own graphical interface, on windows its called explorer. On Linux you have some graphical interfaces: Gnome, mate ETC, for me gnome is the best because its the most easy one to setup.
About screenreaders, people generally use Orca for GUI and speakup for console.

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what are some good web sites to download Linux? Is it Source Forge, gitHub, Linux dot com, or something else? Do you need to do anything special to your computer to run them?
I know that the majority of Linux is driven by command lines, though I was not aware that they also had graphical user interfaces as well.

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Can I install talking arch on vmware player? when i select the iso it says it can't recognize the operating system, what do i do?

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Hello, all!
So I recently went to one of my favourite podcasts at http://www.EyesonSuccess.net/ where I actually ended up taking a trip to a Chemistry Camp session thanks to them. I learned about something called Vinux and Raspberry VI, which is an accessible variant of the PI.
When I learned about using SSH on Windows, I learned that I needed to get a client that allows you to run SSH commands like Sigwin or PUtY. Are these fully accessible, or do you prefer to use a specific one? If so, why or why not?

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hello so intresting topic  and  so help full plese help me  to  update orca  and  install voxin  in ubuntu mate 16.014 .2  i run sh instaler  it oppen with  get edit text editor  in unity  but  plese some one  help me

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sorry i dont underrstand  this

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If you want to update orca, go to the directory with the terminal and type
chmod +x ./filename.sh
./filename.sh -prefix /usr/share

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