Re: Orca orca on ubuntu

Hi Cody. On my desktop I built Orca from sources, got that same error,
and was equally puzzled.  I suppose in an ideal "Linux for Human Beings"
world, there is no need to compile stuff. <smile>  Anyway, I installed
gcc and then tried again and got a couple of different warnings which
totally escape me now. But suffice it to say there were a few other
packages that needed obtaining first.

On my laptop, however, I got 2.5 up and running almost instantly thanks
to Luke's making the packages available.  Read his original post:

I think you'll find it easier than building.

Take care.

On Fri, 2006-07-07 at 08:24 -0700, Cody wrote:
thanks, I will compile orca from sources. I will need to update, as I have 
already tried to install via sources and already saw it wouldn't work which 
sent me for a loop but since you explained that, I understand now. Also, how 
does any linux distribution not come with a c compiler? when I tried to 
compile orca it gave me an error saying no c compiler found. beets me but 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Ward" <tward1978 earthlink net>
To: "Orca screen reader developers" <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: Orca orca on ubuntu

Hi, Cody.

Cody wrote:

1. uncommented the several universe lines in the sources.list file in

That is good, but I don't recommend the orca package.

2. ran a sudo apt-get update
3. Once that was done which took only a few minutes, I then ran apt-get
install gnome-orca

Be advised that the gnome-orca package is out of date. I did what you
did at first as well and I only got gnome-orca 0.2.22. I ended up
compiling gnome-speech and orca from the gnome ftp sources.

4. rebooted then logged in as a user, then hit alt f2 and ran orca.
Nothing happened, no sound, nothing.

Yeah, that is a massive bug under Ubuntu. When you run apps from the run
dialog under Ubuntu, especially orca, the gnome pannel crashes hanging
the entire desktop.
There is a work around though.

 What am I doing wrong?

Don't run orca directly from the run dialog. Instead go to run, type
gnome-terminal, followed by enter. Hit backspace to confirm you are
actually in the terminal. If you hear a beep from your pc speaker you
are in gnome-terminal. From in gnome terminal type orca. it should load
with the default synthesis driver which is festival.
After orca is working you will have to enable access support for gnome,
log out, and log back in.
After you are logged back in you will want to run orca again from
gnome-terminal, and set up a session for orca to launch automaticly upon
logging in.

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