Who do I tell

Willie Walker William.Walker at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 15 15:55:12 BST 2007

Hi Wil:

> I use Ubuntu and Orca, which came on my new Dell 1420 Laptop.

Neat!  Did it come this way from Dell?  If so, which version of Ubuntu 
did it come with?

> For instance, now there is no way I know of to shut Orca off.
> You wonder why I would want to!!
> The answer is that in Thunderbird, when I try to send mail, a box asks
> for THE My password, which is the one for the ISP.
> If ORCA is off, it will work, and I can send mail, or receive mail.; and
> I can check the box that says remember this password.
> I am sighted; a blind person could never cope.
> Now I can only cope by removing ORCA, signing on, remembering the
> password being checked, and then reinstall Orca.

This sounds like it might be some bad integration between the thing 
asking for the password and the AT-SPI.  Knowing more about your system 
will definitely help us narrow down the possible problems.  Can you send 
the output of the following commands please?

orca --version
gnome-about --version
uname -a


(Orca project lead)

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