What is the best way to launch Orca in Ubuntu 13.04 or later from the LiveDVD? Thanks!

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 10:01:08 UTC 2013

Keith Hinton wrote:

> Pete:
> I'm not sure if you read my message or not.

I read it.  

> My hardware at this time is not supported in Vinux.

How do you know?  

> It is only supported in upstream Ubuntu as of 13.04 or later releases.

I repeat, Vinux has a BACKPORTED kernel.  That is, one transplanted 
from a newer release of Ubuntu - so that IT WILL SUPPORT MORE HARDWARE 
than Ubuntu 12.04 does.  

> What I was asking was how to get Orca up and going with Ubuntu's Live
> system.

If you are lucky; put the Vinux disc in the slot and turn the power on.  

> When I last used Ubuntu,  back in the Gnome2.x days you would:
> boot the media.
> Press f5.
> Hit 3 for screen reader.
> Press enter.
> So again my question is what is the best way to get Orca up and going
> especially if using the Unity environment?

*I* think that the best way is to find a distribution that works 
"out of the box", but you are free to do whatever you like.  

> Unity is completely different, from any of the Gnome2.x days.
> And I thought I'd try Ubuntu 13.04, since my MacBookPro is supported.
> But 12.04 is not listed, in fact no LTS  release supports what I'm
> trying to run Ubuntu on.
> I use a MacBook Pro model 8,1.
> For more details, please see this:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro
> Scan down the page. You'll see when you enter 8,1 that no LTS release
> supports the hardware thus why I can't use Vinux4. And thus my
> question about how to get Orca up and going with Ubuntu desktop.

Cut-n-paste from the link given; 

  MacBookPro 8,1 8,2 8,3:
    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
    Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
    Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
    Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
    Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

end cut-n-paste.  

The missing version 12.04 is very odd, but since both older and newer 
versions are listed it looks like a documentation error rather than 
a real problem.  

Note also: you can not easily upgrade a DVD, only replace it with a 
newer one.  So any question about Long Term Support is moot for a 
live CD or live DVD.  Of course if you INSTALL it to your hard disk, 
that is a different story.  

blind Pete
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