Re: Lots of accessibility questions

This helps narrow down the problem.  I'm not an Ubuntu or Debian
user, so this will be interesting to debug via e-mail.  :-)

Here's a few things to check for:

1) It might be that gnome-python has not been installed.  The autogen
   for orca should check for this, though.

2) You might try doing a "./autogen --prefix=/usr" in the Orca directory.
   That's how I build it.  The autogen stuff is a black box to me, so
   if anyone has suggestions for how to improve this with Orca, please
   speak up (and send me diffs :-)).

3) Try taking a look in /usr/lib/orbit-2.0/

   [wwalker fedora orbit-2.0]$ ls -l /usr/lib/orbit-2.0/
   total 204
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 962 Mar 14 10:36 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6760 Mar 14 10:36
   -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   890 Mar 14 10:36
   -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 54280 Mar 14 10:36
   -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 70432 Feb  9 15:22
   -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 26500 May 10 11:54

   If this doesn't exist, then *maybe* the typelib for accessibility
   didn't get installed or it was installed somewhere else.  You might
   try doing a "find / -type f -name" to see
   if it ended up somewhere.  If it did, you should be able to set
   ORBIT_TYPELIB_PATH to point to the directory containing it.

Hope this helps,


On Aug 3, 2005, at 9:56 AM, Luke Yelavich wrote:

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 10:27:18PM EST, Willie Walker wrote:

Also, I receive the following error when I try running orca-setup:

nolan thewordnerd:~$ orca-setup
Creating .orca directory.
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/local/bin/orca-setup", line 64, in ?
   import orca.speech as speech
 File "/usr/local/stow/orca/lib/python2.4/site-packages/orca/", line 29, in ?
   from core import ORBit, bonobo
ImportError: Can not load accessibility support

This is indeed troublesome, and could be any number of things.
If you can, try running "python" on the command line and
giving it the following input one line at a time:

import ORBit
import bonobo
import Accessibility
import Accessibility__POA

For me, it failed on the line: ORBit.load_typelib("Accessibility")

I am also running Ubuntu, and have also seen this behavior on Debian
unstable, a while back.

I intend to check whether I have everything installed for Orca, as orca
itself is not on this machine at the moment, but I hope this helps.

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