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

covici at covici at
Mon May 13 19:40:11 EDT 2013

Well, at least you get gdm, what I get is a message on the screen oh no
something has gone wrong.

Janina Sajka <janina at> wrote:

> 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?
> Janina
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