Using Nano?

Brandon Keith Biggs brandonkeithbiggs at
Wed Jun 24 05:10:06 EDT 2015

I am using the laptop version of speekup.
I don't have numpadstar or numpad enter :(. Do you happen to know the 
laptop equivalent?

I'm pretty sure the sound card is not the problem because I've heard 
speakup come out of it and pressing the volume keys bloop.
Is there a command to activate speakup or restart speekup into normal 
mode? I am guessing that there is a mode it is in that doesn't read for 
sighted people.

Brandon Keith Biggs <>
On 6/24/2015 10:51 AM, Derek Roberts wrote:
> Hi,
> Are you sure that's nano you're using? If so, that's one heavily
> customized version...
> I'm assuming you're asking about speakup's cursors. The speakup review
> cursor should automatically be following you. If it's not, hit numpad
> * until you hear cursoring on. Any future movements you make with the
> editing cursor should move speakup's cursor along with it.
> HTH,
> PS: On the subject of nano, mine lately has this nasty habit of
> reading my whole document every time I type something. This is,
> naturally, extremely annoying. Does anyone know what broke it and how
> to fix? This seems to be something that's come up in recent versions,
> but I have no idea what to do for it.
> On 6/24/15, Brandon Keith Biggs <brandonkeithbiggs at> 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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