2019-02-10 12:11:37

I'd rather learn linux by means of virtualizing and such before going linux. Or maybe buying a low-end vps to tryout things.

There's a problem: When I install arch on VMWare it freezes up after a while. It seems the OS itself has freezed up because I can open VMWare menus and such.
On virtualbox there's no such issue but I've got sound issues instead there. The sound's all choppy in there.

Also another question about linux:

Is there an accessible remote desktop tool for linux like RDP in windows where I could open orca and other GUI-based apps?
As far as I know TightVNC doesn't transmit sound so it is unusable.

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2019-02-10 13:55:39

I dug out my specs for my old desktop, and though they seem pretty decent, I've run into a lot of weird issues.

First off....the specs, as from system monitor

CPU:AMD Athlon (tm) II X4 640 x4
RAM:8 GB
HDD: 1TB SSD

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 420

So, based off of those specs.....I'm not quite getting why things such as Firefox are either outright lagging, or feel slow. I'm well aware it's not some 20 core 16 GB of RAM monster system, but it certainly isn't some netbook either. I'm unsure what exactly is causing that slowdown really, if it's Ubuntu Mate having stuff going on, or my choice of programs.

I mostly use it for everyday stuff like net browsing, streaming media, email, et cetera, so there's no logical reason why it should be struggling given that hardware. I'm unsure if changing distros would help, or if I should just change what I use for said activities. I've yet to find a web browser besides Chromium that feels responsive. THe strangest part is....I have my laptop, which is a worse spec bar the processor, and the exact same distro flies on that laptop, whereas it struggles on my desktop. It mostly seems to struggle with Firefox and Thunderbird, versus something like Chromium, which uses (supposedly) more memory yet feels faster and is more stable. Do I just need to change up my programs to get my Ubuntu system to fly again?

What would you all suggest to help with this?

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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2019-02-11 15:46:27

Okay, I've ordered a Rasberry Pi 3B, so yeah, maybe I can get something out of Linux. I just have to lower my expectations a lot from Apple's high standard. Maybe that's been my problem.

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2019-02-12 11:31:43

@78:
Congrats, the pie is great for experementation. Personally I don't have one, but I will hopefull get one at some point.

But sometimes the world is better without sight...
Because You can see the world how it really is...
Dark.

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2019-02-13 11:48:30

Okay...so....noob question......

But.....got my new system up and going and it absolutely flies. So. Now. How to change the hostname...

And more importantly....how to change ChromeVox's speech volume....and how to install more voices for Orca?

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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2019-02-13 16:45:28

I still haven't been able to get chromevox to work. I got the browser and extention installed, however it doesn't speak.

But sometimes the world is better without sight...
Because You can see the world how it really is...
Dark.

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2019-02-13 19:10:07

@Potter:

This should work, run it from a terminal or edit your shortcut

chromium-browser --enable-speech-dispatcher

You need that last flag to get Chromium to speak, it uses speech-dispatcher, and it works well but YMMV

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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2019-02-14 16:07:28

Thank you.
Next question, how do I navigate between next and previous heading, link, list, etc, because the modifier is shift pluss alt, therefor i can't use shift to go to previous items.

But sometimes the world is better without sight...
Because You can see the world how it really is...
Dark.

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2019-02-14 16:33:54

Here's what I do, @Potter:

I usually just toggle sticky mode on or off. Double tap insert for that,and then it acts like NVDA in browse mode, for example, H for next heading, L for next link, B for button, et cetera.

Not everything is bound by default (which is a pain), so I'd suggest running through the tutorial.

One huge, huge tip is either Q or alt+shift+Q to switch between Chromevox Classic and Next. You need Next to view things like the settings, downloads, history, and so forth. However you can switch back to Classic at any time.

I wish Orca would adopt a sticky mode type model, honestly, I really like that about ChromeVox, it's really, really easy once you understand it.

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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2019-02-14 20:22:42

Okay, one more thing for ChromeVox, @Potter:

I'd suggest digging through the settings to set ChromeVox up how you like.

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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2019-02-14 22:21:11

@84:
Thank you so much.
I only ever use chromevox on my chromebook, so I've not had a use for sticky mode before, and didn't even know it could be done. wonder if I could just map the chromevox modifier to be insert?

But sometimes the world is better without sight...
Because You can see the world how it really is...
Dark.

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2019-02-14 22:26:47

Nope, @Potter, you can't. However, when sticky mode is on, you don't need the modifier keys. When sticky mode is on, it holds down the modifier keys

If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.

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