Re: [orca-list] Keyboard keys becoming inactive (was Re: Accented letters)


I can already answer that its a desktop computer setup with the desktop layout. I'll see what I can do for the rest, but since I'm not in front of the machine...


2009/9/11 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com>
Hi Alexis:

If you can provide the specific list of keys that become inactive, it would really help.  In addition, I'm also curious if this is on a laptop or a desktop machine, what kind of keyboard you have, which locale you are using, and if you've selected the laptop or desktop layout for Orca.

In addition, if you could save the output of "xmodmap -pke" when the problem occurs, it might provide a lot of insight.



Alexis Mignon wrote:
Hi Will,

I'll tell my friend to update Ubuntu and will report how things work.

 As for the keyboard, it's something like the right half of the keyboard that becomes inactive not the keypad...

thank you


2009/9/11 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com <mailto:William Walker sun com>>

   Hi Alexis:

   Ubuntu Karmic has all the latest GNOME bits, including the fix in
   Orca for accented letters.  That would be the most expedient way to
   get the fix.

   For the keyboard problem, which keys are not functioning?  Is it the
   keypad?  If so, that's because Orca's desktop keyboard layout takes
   over the keypad for flat review:

   Hope this helps!


   Alexis Mignon wrote:

       Hi Will,

       Unless there are packages available for Ubuntu, I fear there
       will be no way to make the tests. I could do it if it was my own
       computer but it is not. Do you know what will be the version of
       Gnome coming with the next Ubuntu release ? Is there any
       workaround for the accent problem ? Is it a general Gnome
       problem or just in orca ?

       There is another bug we have noticed. Sometimes (we've not found
       in what precise circumstances), a part of the keyboard becomes
       inactive and the problem disappears when Orca is shut down. It
       happened several times during our tests.



       2009/9/11 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com
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          Hi Alexis:

          Thanks!  Unfortunately, GNOME 2.26 development is over and we'll
          need to live with the bug in GNOME 2.26.  The good news,
       however, is
          that this should be fixed for GNOME 2.28.  If you're able to
          build/test with the latest GNOME sources (GNOME 2.27.92 is now
          available), it would be great if you could verify that the fix we
          made fixes the problem you're experiencing.


          Alexis Mignon wrote:

              I confirm that the version of orca is the 2.26.1

              2009/9/10 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com
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                 Hi Alexis:

                 Which version of orca are you using?  You can
       determine this by
                 running the following command:

                 orca --version

                 The reason I ask is that we did some work for accented
                 for the upcoming GNOME 2.28 release.


                 Alexis Mignon wrote:


                     We are french and we're trying to setup a computer
       for  a
                     person and we have some difficulties.

                     The computer is running  a Ubuntu Jaunty. We've
       installed the
                     mbrola voices.

                     The tests have been made with openoffice and were
                     using gedit. Some accented characters are pronounced
                     (é,ç), others are not (à,ù,è). We've tried to set the
                     pronounciation of the letters in the
       pronounciation tab, e.g.
                     'à' -> 'a'.

                     It seemed to work for the letter 'à' when we put the
              cursor at
                     the begining of the line but not when we use the
                     'KP_Add'. In the first case its pronounced as we
       set in
              the tabn
                     in the second case its not pronounced at all. It
       never worked
                     for letter 'è'...

                     I first thought of an encoding problem but it doesnt
              explain why
                     it works for some letters and doesn't work for
       some others...

                     We have another problem but which is not directly
       related to
                     Orca. But maybe someone had to deal with it.

                     The speech-dispatcher deamon doesn't work properly
       the first
                     time it's started (at boot time). From the logs,
                     seems ok until the first time orca tries to
       connect to it.

                     We have the message saying that sd is litening to the
              usual port
                     and then a message sying "Broken pipe" (I'm sorry
       for not
                     able to show the logs but the computer is not mine
       and the
                     friend who has it doesnt speak english). Then
       there seems
              to be
                     an error message each time Orca tries to connect
       to it saying
                     that no module could be found and not even the
       dummy one

                     When we simply restart the sd deamon, it works
       fine after...

                     Thanks by advice for any solution or hint.




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