Re: [orca-list] installing gnome and orca on debian lenny
- From: Steve Holmes <steve holmes88 gmail com>
- To: Orca E-mail List <orca-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] installing gnome and orca on debian lenny
- Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:11:06 -0700
I installed Debian Lenny last October and first did as you did; I use
speakup all the time while in the console. I later installed the entire
Gnome package (which includes orca) with aptitude. The only little
hitch I ran into is when the system booted, run level 3 was hooked to
run gdm-login. So I went in and changed the default run level to 2 by
editting inittab and now when I want to run gnome, I do 'startx' from
the console under my local user account. the first time, I did not have
any speech but I manually started orca by pressing alt-f2 and typing
'orca'. Next thing I got speech and changed it to the speech synth I
wanted. Orca's been taling ever since.
Thanks herman for suggesting Michael's grml write-up; that might offer
some good hints for any future Debian installation efforts.
On 17.02.2009 at 23:38:24 Keith Barrett <lists barrettpianos co uk> wrote:
I am using debian lenny with speakup. I do not have any graphical
Thinking of trying gnome and orca, mainly for web browsing.
So, wondering about the best way to get gnome and orca? Can I just use
I would prefer aptitude, and you can use it of course.
Also, any chance that any of this could mess up speakup and the command
I would recommend you to read Michael Whapples' guide to install Gnome
on GRML. This distro is based on Lenny, so you could do the most steps
If no particular issues come up, you can use your Speakup and your
command line as you use to do. I also use the console mainly.
I may use another hard drive so, again, the best way of getting orca if
I start with another drive?
What do you mean? You then would have 2 drives with different systems?
Should I let the installer get the desktop computer packages or should I
manually install packages?
See Michaels' guide, it's rather simple. You can install any wanted
package after you've set up your basic Gnome.
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