Re: Orca orca on ubuntu

Yeah Cody!  

I know I speak for a lot of people when I say we're happy to see you
getting going with Orca.  It sounds like a lot of the pain was just
dealing with some of the common pains any new Linux user experiences
whether they have disabilities or not.  Ubuntu has gone a long way to
vastly reduce these pains, so I'm glad you're sticking with it.

BTW, once one gets it installed (we don't have an accessible
installation yet), Open Solaris is also doing well with providing good
accessibility out of the box.  BUT - since you're working well on Ubuntu
right now, I suggest taking some time to explore and enjoy your setup
rather than jump distros yet again.


On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 00:54 -0400, Cody Hurst wrote:
To install 0.2.6 it worked for me. make sure you followed the steps to
install other necessary packages on the gnome live orca site. Follow the
instructions for installing orca from sources, then compile orca

./configure --prefix=/usr
and as sudo
make install

  this will get you going hopefully without python errors if ytou run
those first commands to install other packages. I believe it was
python2.4-dev or something

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 18:38 -0400, Tamas Babinszki wrote:
I have tried 0.2.6, I had symilar errors. Since I'm a beginner in Linux, I'm
not sure how to copy the screen, but the errors had a python reference after
I started orca. So for the time being, I will telnet into my machine and
reinstall 0.2.4, and try 6 again. I'll be gone for the next two weeks, but
after that I'll let you know how it goes.


-----Original Message-----
From: William Walker Sun COM [mailto:William Walker Sun COM] 
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 1:31 PM
To: tbabinszki yahoo com; Orca screen reader developers
Subject: Re: Orca orca on ubuntu

Hi Tamas:

I found that the 0.2.5 did not compile properly, I had some errors, 
I'm sorry, can't remember what it was. Being a blind user, I was only 
able to find this out through connecting to my machine with a laptop. 
I had the exact same symptoms, eventually I had to go back to 0.2.4. 
However, I'm using Fedora.

If you're up to it, please give Orca-0.2.6 a try
( and let us know how things
work out.  Please try to take notes as you go - we cannot install/test Orca
on every version of every operating system.  We're currently focused on
mainly Solaris and Ubuntu and look to the community for help on evaluating
other platforms, such as Fedora.  We also try to keep contributed notes
under the "Installing and Setting Up Orca"
section on the Orca WIKI as a means to help others:

In addition, please keep in mind that Orca currently needs GNOME 2.14 or
better.  So...if you're not using the latest version of Fedora (Core 5),
then you're likely to run into a slurry of problems that could be avoided
with an upgrade to Core 5. 

Hope this helps,


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