OT: Trouble installing Ubuntu on VmWare?

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sun Aug 12 19:25:34 EDT 2007

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On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 09:50:01AM -0700, Zachary Kline wrote:
>     From this point, starting up Orca again doesn't seem to yield speech.  I type:
> orca --no-setup --disable main-window

If what you typed into your message is exactly what you typed at the
command-line, then the problem could be that you're not putting orca
into the background, like the instructions say to do, by using the &
symbol. So, the command you type should actually be:

orca --no-setup --disable main-windo &

> again as instructed.  I then get the message about Orca starting up and switching to focus tracking mode.  However, this is all I get.  No speech after at all.  

This is normal, from my experience at least.

>     I can type 'ubiquity' as instructed, but am not sure if it comes up at all.

Probably not, if orca is in the foreground, and has keyboard control,
instead of the xterm window.

FYI, I don't know how powerful your hardware is, and what your
experience will be like under vmware, but for me, the install was
somewhat slow and sluggish under virtualbox, but I was able to get
through it after about 3 tries. What gave me the most trouble was the
locale selection screen, because the system was very slow to respond
to key presses there, and ctrl+tab for some reason wouldn't move me to
the prev/next/cancel buttons on some of my attempts. I also found that
it took a while from the time I typed ubiquity, to the time that it
actually came up. In fact, on my first attempt, I was convinced that
the system froze while I was waiting for the first screen to come up
after starting the installer.


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