Speakup and Orca working together in wheezy, revisited?
moats at orcon.net.nz
Wed Apr 11 23:03:17 EDT 2012
Hi folks, this might seem a bit repeditive, I would like to have a wheezy
system to play with, and have it already, but I am wanting to have it so as
speakup can run alongside Orca. I believe this is possible, but haven't
found any real info as to how to do it, though I have read that the file
/etc/pulseaudio can be edited, though this file does not exist. If I
install wheezy with speakup (running the installer with the s parameter)
this is fine, we have a system, gnome starts (as does speakup) and if you
want to stop speakup reading most messages you can go to the first tty with
ctrl+alt+f1. We can log in, and then decide to install the "gnome-orca"
After that is where things become interesting: we can restart the system and
Orca will automatically (here anyway) read the logon screen, and we can log
on; but that is all we can do in gnome, any other commands such as alt+f1 to
open the menus, must produce some kind of error, and the only thing that is
usable, is, surprizingly enough, orca preferences. Now it would appear that
since speech dispatcher is being used by both speakup and orca? ? ? speakup
is now unable to talk, though commands in the CLI are exicuted, slowly.
I am wondering about two options here: since I can see me wanting to enable
and disable speakup at will, should I look at booting the installer and
having it accept ssh connections, going in there, and installing it from
another machine, loading orca etc (since it can provide a terminal anyway)
and if need be modprobing speakup_soft and running espeakup when needed
(though it could still cause problems)
asking how we allow both to run?
Sorry about the long winded questions.
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