Kali Linux

Tue Apr 28 21:37:21 EDT 2015


I have been successful in getting kali to work on a virtual machine. The problem is that accessibility is not enabled by default.
In fact, I am not sure that Speakup is built into kali. I tried to get the kali developers to build it in but I think it got dropped somewhere along the way.

If I remember right, the system brings you to a gnome desktop and if you press alt+f2 to open the run dialog then type orca<enter> orca should start talking.

The only caveat to this is that if you installed it with another user, then you have to login first.  If you have a Braille display, you could press ctrl+alt+f1-6 and open a console window, enter root as the user and whatever the root password is then type brltty to launch brltty. After that you just need to adjust the /etc/default/brltty file so brltty starts automatically.

It has been a while since I used kali (maybe 4 or 5 months and I have been working on my own customized version. If I can ever get my custom iso to work, it will be accessible either installed or as a live boot image, but life has gotten in the way recently :-)

If you have any other questions about kali, I am happy to help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Gueths [mailto:igueths at lava-net.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:24 PM
To: speakup at linux-speakup.org
Subject: Kali Linux

Hey all,
does anyone have experience with attempting to get this distro installed and working (http://kalilinux.org)? I got so far as to get it installed given that the installer is a fork of upstream Debian, however I am now unable to boot into the new system. I'm hoping to be able to get some eyes to help poke at it soon, however if anyone has any ideas offhand they'd be much appreciated!

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