Please forward, and thanks so much (fwd)

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Wed Mar 11 16:52:27 UTC 2020

I'm doing what I can to help Ray out with this.  Apparently his version of
ubuntu removed the gnome-classic option which is why he's having this


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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:46:11
From: Ray Jackson <riverwind at>
To: Jude Dashiel <jdashiel at>
Subject: Please forward, and thanks so much

Hi All,

I've recently purchased a linux box from Think Penguin, and I find that orca is
highly dysfunctional. I am not able to review the contents of the menu very
effectively, and gnome is virtually inaccessible, although orca seems to work
just fine in the terminal.

when I saught to ascertain the version of linux on this machine, all I was able
to get was "buster-sid." Older vions of linux used to have a menu that was
accessed by alt-f1. In this menu one could shut down the system, access liber
office, systems, networks and many other menu items. Well, this menu doesn't
even seem to even exist anymore. This system cost me $700, and I would very much
like to have a machine that is at least as functional as the system that I ran
for years. I have been without a computer for a year and a half, and I find that
so much has changed.

Might I be using a version of ubuntu that orca hasn't caught up with yet? If
this is the case, would I be better off dropping back to an older version? At
this point, I haven't a clue as to how to proceed. Responders may want to
respond off list so as to avoid bogarding list traffic, or if convenient, I
would welcome a call @ 386-453-1147. Any help that anyone can give would be most
highly appreciated. I am in rather a bind at the moment, and think penguine is a
bit shy on their technical support.

Sincere Regards,
ray Jackson

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