Re: [orca-list] Gdm on Arch linux

There is another issue for getting accessible login on a new install. Basically when you install now there is a file /var/lib/gdm/.gconf.path which gets gconf to load settings from a system wide but read only source using settings to the GDM user only if they are defined. The problem with this is that as the system wide settings define /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility then when you try and set this it says it cannot set the key because the source is read only. temporarily removing this file from /var/lib/gdm/ will allow you to set the gconf keys needed for accessible login.

My questions go:
* Is this .gconf.path file  a standard file for gconf in GDM?
* Is this really a gconf or gdm bug, where should I report it?
* Is there a better way to tell gconf to set the value by using the user local settings files?

Michael Whapples
On -10/01/37 20:59, Steve Holmes wrote:
Yes; please read the other messages I pointed out on this list and the
speechd list concerning running speech-dispatcher as a system
service.  I also recently mentioned the package up on AUR called
speech-dispatcher-git which has all the speech-dispatcher configs in
place to support this function.

In addition, there is one hack you have to do for now until I get a
resolution to this and that is with /usr/bin/orca.  You will have to
go into that script and just before orca gets started, insert a line
to source /etc/profile.d/ This will set the environment
variable, $SPEECHD_ADDRESS which is needed to connect to the
speech-dispatcher server.  Be sure speech-dispatcher is already
running and verify that spd-say speaks a test string before restarting
gdm and you should be good to go.

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:26:32PM +0200, Christian wrote:
Hi all,
Well, has anyone now found a solution to get the Gnome logon screen being accessible on Arch with the latest 
Many thanks,

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