Talking GDM [Was: Voxin was: Switching to Linux]

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon May 13 19:04:14 EDT 2013

One additional bit of data for the sake of completeness ...

Talking GDM seems only to work the first time you access it.

I do not auto start the GUI on boot, preferring the additional control
over all those numerous issues that can break boots.

Rather, I use

systemctl start gdm

To kick off my GUI when I need it.

So, I now get speech the first time I do this. But, if for some reason,
I need to bring down the GUI and restart it, I do NOT get talking GDM on
the second time, and on any successive times through GDM. I can still
login, and Orca speaks, but no speech on GDM after the first round.

Wonder what that's all about?


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