problem running karmic on desktop pc

Ignasi Cambra ignasicambra at
Sun Feb 28 16:11:45 GMT 2010

When booting from the cd, you need to press enter for english, f5, then 3, then enter twice.
On Feb 27, 2010, at 7:18 PM, michael weaver wrote:

>  i seem to be having problems on my desktop pc with karmic.
> i wait until my cd stops spinning in bootup only i can still he
> the fan for my cd drive, i press enter to select english, f5 and
> enter twice and my pc boots into ubuntu, i hear the ubuntu sounds
> but no speech.
> i press alt f2, type orca and this goes to orca setup.
> i am asked to login after making my changes, i hit y followed by
> enter, i hear the drums, i press enter, type ubuntu and nothing
> happens after that.
> to get speech to start without having to go through the setup i
> seem to have to try and run orca manually midway through boot.
> sometimes this works but again this is hit and miss.
> has anyone got any advice?
> my laptop boot time seems different from my desktop boot time as
> i didn't have the same kind of problem with my toshiba laptop
> unless i have a faulty karmic cd which is why it seems to be hit
> and miss.
> i tried the lucid cd which i burned to a rre writable dvd and
> this went through the boot procedure quicker only i again got the
> setup orca screens and when i got the message for logging out, it
> was followed quickly by "welcome to orca" and didn't even let me
> log out.
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