William F. Acker WB2FLW +1 303 722 7209
wacker at octothorp.org
Tue Nov 16 13:59:11 EST 2010
Centos is just a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I've never
successfully patched Speakup into a Centos/RHEL kernel, although this
might have changed. Even though I'm the maintainer of Speakup Modified
Linux and intend to continue doing that, I can't actually recommend it
unless you can get assistance reading the screen either remotely or locally
during the installation. I hope this will change in the future, but
that's just a hope. Why not try Debian. I understand it can be installed
in text mode and a big selling point for Debian is that, once installed,
you don't ever have to re-install. You just use the normal update tools
to install a new version. BTW, Fedora is moving toward this also, but I
wouldn't recommend starting from F9.
Bill in Denver
On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Hart Larry wrote:
> Hi All: Well, looks like `finally around December 03 I will have help in
> upgrading my PC, including an OS? 1 of my tcsh experts is suggesting I try
> Centos. In running google searches, I see 2 postings in 2008 on this
> subject. Has it become any easier installing Centos with Speakup?
> In looking over the centos site, I see nothing about screen-readers, so I
> have no idea what's available?
> In considering an OS, I would want something which is not such a major
> project to update versions. Also, many times in fc9 yum does not find
> dependancies, so I must manually find missing pieces. Also in some cases
> Fedora does not ship mp3 related software, such as certain SOX plugins.
> Would Centos accmplish these for me? And I am still enjoying a DecTalk USB,
> so would the drivers work in Centos?
> And lastly what about OCR packages with Centos?
> I look forward t reading your collective comments, so I can make the right
> discision for me, as I am not a programmer, just a happy user.
> Thanks so much in advance
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