Re: [orca-list] new user, new questions

I pressed F5, 3, Enter, Enter.
The system started, but Orca hasn't been activated.
Oh, you're right: I was thinking about BRLTTY 3.8 and 3.9.5.
Can you please send me the Orca and BRLTTY version you use, in the easiest form to install, preferably .deb?
Should I do sth more after the installation has completed?
----- Wiadomość oryginalna ----- 
Od: "Daniel Dalton" <d dalton iinet net au>
Do: "Przemysław Rogalski" <Rogalski o2 pl>
DW: "Orca Lista" <orca-list gnome org>
Wysłano: 28 grudnia 2007 04:10
Temat: Re: [orca-list] new user, new questions


Well first don't worry about  having the latest version of brltty.
The one that comes with your installation is probably out of date and so 
are the ones in the repo...

Second there isn't a brltty 9.5 or 8.4.
Once you have ubuntu installed then build brltty 3.9 from source.
I am using orca (the latest one from svn) here with brltty 3.9 and having 
no problems.

For your other problem about orca not speaking.
You need to bring up the accessibility menu when it boots.
When it asks you to run or install at boot time (i think) hit f5 then 
arrow to screenreader and hit enter.
You will probably need to press enter again...

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, PrzemysĹ?aw Rogalski wrote:

Hello all!
   I've just subscribed to the Orca Mailing List.
Firstly, I'd like to greet all its members and say "Thanks a lot" to the development team. It's really 
great that Orca exists, and the blind people can finally appreciate Linux and use it.
I think of starting my adventure with Ubuntu 7.10, and am kaking a preparation for that
but here appears the first problem:
on the Orca web page there is only a description of Accessible Installation for Ubuntu 7.04, and not for 
7.10 (unless I can't find it).
Perhaps this description applies to both versions, but I don't know where to find such an Orca image, 
which would run Orca upon startup as a Live CD.
Orca gives a link
(version 8.04 I don't want to install yet),
and if I try to run
, Orca doesn't speak after the linux start-up music has benn played. Orca is not even present on the CD.
May I request for a link to a proper ISO image (with build-in Orca)?
or possibly a link to a full debian package for the latest Orca (containing all the components necessary 
to run Orca, BRLTTY etc.)?
I don't have a confortable, constant Internet connection, and that's why I cannot make use of
apt-get install gnome-orca.
The next thing is that I need an info, what are the hotkeys for making Orca read the whole active window, 
and to navigating the mouse?
Last but not least, I'd like to ask about BRLTTY.
The Orca webpage says that Orca works with BRLTTY 8.4. And what about 9.5, which I found yesterday as the 
last version in a debian package at:
Which of the files should I download and in which sequence I should install them?
Assume I'll do that.
Could you please give me  a detailed description of how to make  BRLTTY start automatically and work with 
gnome and gnome terminal via Orca, in the way as Window-Eyes does (I mean, providing simultaneous speech 
and braille support of everything I do on the screen)?
I have Alva 380 braille display, connected to serial port COM1, and would like to use Polish braille table.
By the way: is it true that the encoding in BRLTTY and in Ubuntu differs, and that as a result Polish 
characters won't be displayed correctly? If so, how to solve the problem?
And the last issue:
How to use Skype with Orca? I've heard it doesn't speak at all.
OK, that's enough - maybe even too much for one letter. Sorry for that.
I'd like to use accessible Linux as soon as possible as the idea seems fascinating.
I hope that thanks to your help, I will write you the next e-mail using Evolution or Thunderbird.
Thanks in advance for any replies, hints, links and instructions!
Przemyslaw from Poland
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