Simon Bienlein | 8 Jan 12:33 2007
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BRLTTY finish install script works incorrectly

Hi,

I installed the daily built image of January 6 with the following input
at the boot prompt:

install brltty=,,de

With this, I managed that the USB Braille display was identified
automatically but that the German text table was still used instantly.

At the reboot, BRLTTY was not started as only the following was enlisted
in the file /etc/brltty.conf :

# Created by /usr/lib/finish-install.d/05brltty

text-table de

I had expected the missing variables to be filled with default values to
start BRLTTY.

You will find the image under the following URL:

www.linux-fuer-blinde.de/pub/debian/debian-testing-i386-netinst_2007-01-
06.iso

Simon

Sebastian Dellit | 8 Jan 12:56 2007
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Re: Orca Debugging gnome-speech (was Re: troubbles by running orca)

Hoppa Willie and all readers,

on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 12:54:59 PM means Willie Walker:
> I've not seen this festival crash before.  :-(  This may be related to
> the fact that you are on amd64 with the debian amd64 etch.   Do you have
> a different machine or different OS distribution that you can try?

I will try to use an 32 bit chroot for orca. When I finished I
call back the list.

Thanks and
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Samuel Thibault | 8 Jan 14:32 2007

Re: BRLTTY finish install script works incorrectly

Hi,

Simon Bienlein, le Mon 08 Jan 2007 12:33:12 +0100, a écrit :
> I installed the daily built image of January 6 with the following input
> at the boot prompt:
> 
> install brltty=,,de
> 
> With this, I managed that the USB Braille display was identified
> automatically but that the German text table was still used instantly.

The preference menu was activated in the latest builds, so you can
choose the table there instead.

> At the reboot, BRLTTY was not started as only the following was enlisted
> in the file /etc/brltty.conf :
> 
> 
> # Created by /usr/lib/finish-install.d/05brltty
> 
> text-table de
> 
> 
> I had expected the missing variables to be filled with default values to
> start BRLTTY.

Mmm, the missing variables shouldn't need any value, since they didn't
need any value when BRLTTY got started during debian-installer.

> You will find the image under the following URL:
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Samuel Thibault | 9 Jan 22:55 2007

Re: BRLTTY finish install script works incorrectly

Package: brltty
Version: 3.7.2-6
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Simon Bienlein, le Mon 08 Jan 2007 12:33:12 +0100, wrote:
> I installed the daily built image of January 6 with the following input
> at the boot prompt:
> 
> install brltty=,,de
> 
> With this, I managed that the USB Braille display was identified
> automatically but that the German text table was still used instantly.
> 
> At the reboot, BRLTTY was not started as only the following was enlisted
> in the file /etc/brltty.conf :
> 
> 
> # Created by /usr/lib/finish-install.d/05brltty
> 
> text-table de
> 
> 
> I had expected the missing variables to be filled with default values to
> start BRLTTY.

And I had expected BRLTTY to be happy with just that, which is not
the case.

Mario, I guess brltty-udeb.prebaseconfig should, when $brailleDevice is
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Boris Daix | 12 Jan 10:59 2007

Bug#406610: brltty: .conf refers to fr.tbl

Package: brltty
Version: 3.7.2-6
Severity: minor

Hi,

Uncommenting some configuration lines in /etc/brltty.conf can lead
BRLTTY to "startup problems".

For instance, "text-table fr" should be replaced by "text-table fr_CA"
and "text-table fr_FR" as text.fr.tbl doesn't exist anymore.

Thanks,
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR)

Versions of packages brltty depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5                 5.5-5        Shared libraries for terminal hand

brltty recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Mario Lang | 17 Jan 13:38 2007
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HELP: Debug gnome-speech hang

Hi.

For some to me totally unknown reason gnome-speech
(in particular, the festival-synthesis-driver binary) hangs with
100% CPU load whenever I try to invoke a gnome-speech app
on two machines of mine, both running Debian Sid (one is amd64, the otehr
is i386).  This used to work, I know!

For instance, I call "orca --setup" in a terminal, which
hangs, since it apparently tries to use gnome-speech, which in turn,
hangs...

Can anyone please test if they can get gnome-speech to
work on their debian machine, and report back with results?
Besides, everything you can figure out to further pin this bug
down would be highly welcome.

Skimming the news entries for newer gnome-speech versions,
I can not find anything that reads like being relevant.

Anyone with some CORBA-fu?
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Gnome 2.16

Greetings,

What is the easiest way to upgrade from Gnome 2.14 to Gnome 2.16 when 
using Etch?

Bertil Smark Nilsson

Jason White | 18 Jan 05:35 2007
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Re: Gnome 2.16

On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 02:24:51PM +1000, Jan and Bertil Smark Nilsson wrote:
> What is the easiest way to upgrade from Gnome 2.14 to Gnome 2.16 when using 
> Etch?

Try adding the experimental distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
(not as the first entry so it won't be the default), then run
apt-get update
apt-get install gnome/experimental

You may need to upgrade to "unstable" (i.e., Sid,) first. If so, it's a case
of adding "unstable" to /etc/apt/sources.list and running
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Others who have done this will, I expect, have better advice to offer, but I
think this is the basic procedure. At the moment, full Gnome 2.16 is only in
"experimental".

Mario Lang | 21 Jan 16:03 2007
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Call for review: debian.org/devel/debian-accessibility/software.html

Hi.

As some of you might already know, the Debian Accessibility Project
webpages include a relevant software listing[1] which tries to unify
all accessibility related package descriptions into
one nicely sub-linked webpage.  This page is *not* autogenerated,
since in some cases, it makes more sense to slightly rewrite
the package descriptions.  Please review this listing,
and report items that:
 * Are missing.
 * Could use better wording.
 * Are out-dated.
 * You know the hardware vendor URL for.

Some of these software items actually support AT hardware.
I tried to link to the relevant vendors product info page
wherever possible, especially within the BRLTTY description[2].
I think such visibility is only good for communication with
AT vendors, perhaps they might one time even realize that their
hardware is working out-of-the-box on Debian...  And of course,
it is nice for our users if they can immediately see if their
piece of hardware is supported.

[1] http://debian.org/devel/debian-accessibility/software.html
[2] http://debian.org/devel/debian-accessibility/software.html#brltty

P.S.: I will be in Karlruhe (Germany) attending a 1-day workshop about
Linux for the blind beginning next week, so depeding on the net access there
(I totally forgot to ask the hotel staff about it) there might be
a slight delay on my side.  On the upside of things, this
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Mario Lang | 21 Jan 16:12 2007
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2007 is going to be the year of a11y

Hi.

I have a strong feeling 2007 is going to be *the* year for
Accessibility.  Why?  Because the EU is now also going to have
something similar to US Section 508.  I've already
seen in real life how this is affecting development goals.
In my dayjob, we have a intranet web-based system for
all kinds of things that is pretty browser specific.
I.e., there is nearly nothing that you can do with the system
using lynx.  I've been trying to get attention
to various problems of this system since the beginning
of 2000, and basically always got the reply that there is not
enough man power to care for accessibility.  Now, January 2007,
the development crew bascially asked me to help them
test their developments regarding accessibility,
and I *know* they only do this because they are afraid
of the new EU accessibility laws coming up in 2008.

A double-edged sword.  On the one hand, its nice
to see imporovements after all, on the other one however, its
sad that it takes a LAW to make people realize
that small special-needs groups are indeed important.

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