Re: [orca-list] Orca on Ubuntu eeeP

OK, something here doesn't make any sense to me.  But maybe its just me.
Normally, a screen's physical size has nothing to do with what information
the video card outputs.  I have run headless machines for years--in fact,
my Sun Ultra 2 is such a device.  I do not have any problems with
terminal sessions, though they are remote since the machine in question
does not have any local keyboard or display.  So kindly, perhaps one of
you here could explain what's going on?


On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Krishnakant Mane wrote:

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:08:18 +0530
From: Krishnakant Mane <hackingkk gmail com>
To: Erik Heil <eheil sdf lonestar org>
Cc: Willie Walker <William Walker sun com>,
    David Banes <david banes abilitynet org uk>, Orca-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca on Ubuntu eeePC

Might be some what off topic, But try out acer aspire 1 series.
It comes with 1 gb ram and 120 gb hdd.
it is an atom processor based laptop and i have tryed orca with ubuntu
netbook remix.
By the way I think the asus eeepc has a keyboard too small for working.
I too had the preferences dialog issue some time back.  But the acer
aspire1 is slightly bigger than the netbook eeepc of asus so may be
the preferences not appearing on the screen might be sorted out.
happy hacking.

On 15/10/2008, Erik Heil <eheil sdf lonestar org> wrote:
Hi their.
As you probably know, I'm considering purchasing an EEE PC for use with
Linux--doesn't have to be Ubuntu though.  Since I obviously can't see the
screen, will that be a issue for me?  I was under the impression that the
original poster was trying to manipulate the Orca GUI with the touch pad or
whatever pointing device the EEE PC comes wth.

On Wed, 15 Oct 2008, Willie Walker wrote:

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:03:40 -0400
From: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
To: David Banes <david banes abilitynet org uk>
Cc: Orca-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca on Ubuntu eeePC

Hi David:

Yech.  Unfortunately, Orca's preferences GUI is just too big.  You should
able to move it around, however, by pressing Alt+F7 and then using the


On Oct 15, 2008, at 8:06 AM, David Banes wrote:

We've successfully installed Orca onto a Ubuntu based eeePC and
certainly on
mains power it runs extremely well with some hesitancy on battery power.
one problem appears to be that the Orca preferences screen doesn't
when the machine starts up, which means that in order to set preferences
select options one needs to plug the umpc into a full monitor to view
the tabs and buttons

Any ideas ?

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