ubuntu live CD with Screen Reader not Starting

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Dec 16 03:14:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:29:54 -0800
NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 12/15/2008 06:11 PM, NoOp wrote:
> > 
> > My recommendation would be to use the alternate CD and install 8.04
> > (Hardy) - It will install in 256MB (I have it on a test laptop that
> > only has 128Mb).
> Added note: just testing this, as a 'sighted' person definitely
> outlines what blind or poor sighted folks have to go through to work
> with computers. I wanted to say "really opened my eyes" but that
> would be a very poor choice of words :-(
> So, can someone on the list also check with an 8.10 liveCD and see if
> the Orca Screen Reader works properly without having to use the
> 'Alt-F2 orca' to get it started, and post back? Thanks.

Okay, I tried this using both a 32-bit and 64-bit systems with the
i386 desktop CD. The procedure is 

1. when the CD quits spinning, hit ENTER
2. hit F5
3. hit 3
4. hit ENTER
5. hit ENTER

This should start Orca when the desktop opens.

Reality! To get Orca to start, I have to use Alt+F2, type orca and hit
ENTER. I could not get Orca to start any other way, even waiting 5 or
10 minutes after the desktop appeared.

Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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