Interesting Lucid regression

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Tue Apr 13 22:02:24 BST 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 06:19:51AM EST, Nolan Darilek wrote:
> If I press alt-f2 I get nothing spoken. Alt-tabbing away and back speaks 
> "Run application inaccessible." But I can't get anything to speak.
> If I press ctrl-alt-tab, I hear "top expanded edge panel inaccessible. 
> Menubar." So immediately after telling me that it is inaccessible, Orca 
> reads the contents just fine. I can also tab around and get speech 
> feedback, more or less, with the exception of other regressions and 
> issues that have been noted here previously.

I ran into this a week or so back. It seems there is a race condition affecting the startup of the desktop. Some things are not starting till after at-spi has done what it needs to do to make thigns accessible. When it stopped for me, I thought that another update fixed it somehow. Now I know there is more than one person affected, I'll pursue this, and I should be able to get a fix in before the final release.

I will file a bug, and let you know the bug number, so you can confirm this as affecting more than one person. I will probably also need your help in testing a fix.

Thanks for bringing this up.


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