administration options from the gnome desktop

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Sun Apr 9 03:08:59 BST 2006

On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 11:36:23AM EST, Mike Pedersen wrote:
> Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has found a simple way to use access tools
> such as orca with administration options such as networking or synaptic.
> The only way I currently know to do this without too much hassle is to have
> the GUI not start at boot and to do "sudo xinit" to start it with admin
> rights for the current session which will allow things to speak as expected.
> I'm wondering, is there any way to tell these tools to allow access from the
> user account?  I'm assuming that the answer is no as this would violate the
> whole concept of root but just thought I'd ask.  

Hi Mike. After reading your email, I tried this out for myself, and 
indeed found that various admin tools would not speak.

I guess it comes down to whether it is possible to have atk/at-spi work 
for programs between users, say a user uses sudo to access an admin 
program but wants the accessibility info communicated back to their 
screen reader/etc with their account.

I guess this is possible, but I don't know how to do it. If you could 
give me some pointers, perhaps we could look at trying to get something 
set up to make this work.

It isn't something that I have even thought about actally.
Luke Yelavich
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