Using Nano?

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Jun 24 04:52:43 EDT 2015

Are you having problems with Speakup in Vinux?  Does Ctrl-Alt-F1 get you to
a command line in Vinux with speech?  I was assuming you installed Debian on
real hardware, so maybe the VM is the problem.  I know this is obvious, but
what sound card does your VM emulate?  What VM software are you using?  It's
weird that you would only hear random words.  The low volume issue can be
resolved easily enough, but I'm wondering if you're having some other sound
problem.  Try this from a terminal:

amixer set Master playback 100

Notice the upper case M in Master.

On 6/24/2015 12:41 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running both Vinux and debian, so I'm flipping between the two.
> Thanks,
> Brandon Keith Biggs <>
> On 6/24/2015 9:34 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> He just installed Debian and has no clue what the heck you're talking about.
>>   Please at least try to be gentle with him since he probably doesn't even
>> know how to install packages yet.  Does Debian even have the learn package?
>>   I've never seen it.
>> On 6/23/2015 8:41 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>>> ex <enter.
>>> If the file is empty type $a at the colon prompt followed by enter. Then do
>>> your typing.  To end append put a period character at the colon prompt
>>> followed by enter.  That's the ex editor and is pretty easy to learn.  If
>>> your isp has bad installed you could try running the learn utility on that
>>> provider.  There are prerequisite lessons to go through these are computer
>>> assisted instruction and no inaccessible html since that utility was written
>>> before html was written.  If the utility is not installed and your provider
>>> runs bsd, you might ask them to install the learn utility.  The learn
>>> utility has a very good set of lessons to get you going with ex.
>>> On Tue, 23 Jun 2015, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
>>>> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:52:26
>>>> From: Brandon Keith Biggs <brandonkeithbiggs at>
>>>> Reply-To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
>>>>      <speakup at>
>>>> To: speakup at
>>>> Subject: Using Nano?
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Is there a way to root the editing cursor to the review cursor when one is
>>>> in Nano?
>>>> Is there also a way to open up a text editor while one is on the
>>>> commandline?
>>>> How does one normally edit scripts?
>>>> thank you,
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Have a good day,
Tony Baechler
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