• Is it possible to include the package "orca" in antergos liv


    Hello guys.

    I’m a blind user of arch linux, and i do use gnome with orca the ScreenReader to work with the computer with speech feedback.

    If possible, I wanted to ask developpers to include orca in antergos live enviorenment, So after the system boot, i could press alt+f2, type orca, and get speech feedback so i could give the graphical installer of Antergos a try, and see if Orca can interact with it.

    Thanks a lot.
    Hadi

  • Hello guys.

    I’m a blind user of arch linux, and i do use gnome with orca the ScreenReader to work with the computer with speech feedback.

    If possible, I wanted to ask developpers to include orca in antergos live enviorenment, So after the system boot, i could press alt+f2, type orca, and get speech feedback so i could give the graphical installer of Antergos a try, and see if Orca can interact with it.

    Thanks a lot.
    Hadi

  • Sure, I’ll make sure we include it in our next release. We will be making weekly testing iso’s available again very soon.

    Best Regards,

  • @“lots.0.logs”:jg4ut6os said:

    Sure, I’ll make sure we include it in our next release. We will be making weekly testing iso’s available again very soon.

    Best Regards,[/quote:jg4ut6os]

    Hi,
    That is awesome!
    I can’t wait to be able to install arch and gnome easily.

    Just to make sure, Is there a place that i should periodically check in to find out about the new testing builds?

    Thank you!

  • We’ll post an announcement either here in the forum or (more likely) on the main website.

    Cheers!

  • @“hadi”:3uahwa8k said:

    Just to make sure, Is there a place that i should periodically check in to find out about the new testing builds?[/quote:3uahwa8k]

    You could subscribe to the RSS feed for Antergos news to get updated automatically. :)

    RSS URL: [http://antergos.com/category/news/feed/][0]">[http://antergos.com/category/news/feed/][1]

    (I already told hadi about this in IRC but others might want it as well)

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://antergos.com/category/news/feed/

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  • Thank you Michael.

    My curiousity might force me to install the current version of Antergos and try to download orca, and see if the elements of Antergos’ installer are exposed to orca or not… (GRR i even forgot the installer’s name…)

  • Hi

    So, i went ahead and downloaded the build that was on antergos.com which i think is from 08th.

    I’ve waited for my laptop to boot, and i pressed the vollume up/down keys, and i heard gnome popping sounds for vollume.
    I pressed alt+f2, wrote gnome-terminal, press enter
    then wrote sudo su, pacman -Syy, and finally pacman -S orca --noconfirm

    So apparently Orca is installed, but when i run it, i hear no sounds.

    Could it be that pulseaudio is also not installed on the live iso?
    Or something else might be missing

    edit: I editted the post cause i was putting “gnome” instead of “orca”. so yeah “orca” didn’t talk to me.

  • I did some testing and something is wrong but couldn’t figure out what it was.

    1. I installed Orca in my installed version of Antergos but it didn’t work. I could not hear anything being said at all.

    2. I decided to test the LiveISO with Orca to see if it was just my current setup. It still didn’t work. Orca is not providing any sound at all in the LiveISO.

    3. I noticed the LiveISO volume is set to about 35% for some reason so I changed it to 100%, still nothing.

    4. I checked the [Arch package[/url:cwh0rt1e] to make sure I had all the dependencies, I did have them all.

    5. I noticed something else, in gnome-terminal it is suppose to make sound when you clear out the line but keep pressing backspace to inform you that you have cleared out the line. Unfortunately, this does not work. Noxbru in the IRC noticed that the sound did work when using gnome-terminal + bash.

    So I’m not sure what the issue could be.]0

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  • [b:a5dvt3u1]Noxbru[/b:a5dvt3u1] in the IRC figured out the issue with Orca not outputting the info via audio and it was because it did not have a speech synthesizer to use so he did a lot of testing to find the solution and then I did some further testing to refine the steps in order to get Orca running correctly.

    [*:a5dvt3u1]Boot the LiveISO[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]Open gnome-terminal, the regular terminal not the “root terminal”.[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]We need to synchronize the package databases, enter the following command to do so.

    sudo pacman -Syy
    

    [*:a5dvt3u1]Now we need to install Orca and its dependencies including some optional depedencies using the following command.

    sudo pacman -S orca espeak libwnck3
    

    which will then install the following packages.
    [list:a5dvt3u1][*:a5dvt3u1]brltty[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]cython[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]liblouis[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]libxres[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]portaudio[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]python-atspi[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]python-setuptools[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]espeak[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]libwnck3[/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]orca[/*:m:a5dvt3u1][/list:u:a5dvt3u1][/*:m:a5dvt3u1]
    [*:a5dvt3u1]Finally, run “orca” via terminal, gnome-shell or alt+f2.[/*:m:a5dvt3u1][/list:o:a5dvt3u1]

    Note - when you close Orca, the package speech-dispatcher will still be running so the next time you try to load Orca it won’t load. You will need to kill the “speech-dispatcher” process in order for Orca to work again because it will need to reinitialize the speech-dispatcher. This will need to be repeated any time Orca is closed and restarted in the LiveISO. I am not sure if this is an issue once Antergos is installed but it does happen in the LiveISO.

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  • Hi,

    Just a quick note on the terminal “Bell” for clearing a line. It’s disabled by default in all installations. You can turn it back on through the terminal preferences.

    Cheers!

  • Thanks to Noxbru and Michael tunnell, i manually installed orca and gave cnchi a try!
    I have wrote a list of issues with cnchi and keyboard navigation and Orca, which i gave it to Michael so he could fix the formatting and such.

    I couldn’t install the system though with cnchi-dev though, cause it said that it couldn’t download the packages and cnchi cannot continue, the same errors that also other users are having in the forum.

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