On Fri, 2012-12-28 at 14:27 +1100, Trish Fraser wrote:
I am about to set up a USB stick as a bootable Linux installation for
someone else who is blind. I am aware of the Adrienne audio desktop
that comes with Knoppix, and that there is the Orca screenreader that
some here use. I would appreciate any comments, recommendations or
other suggestions, along with comments on pitfalls. One consideration
is that they cannot use a braille output, they are a diabetic, and
the regular pricking the finger to test the glucose levels makes a
braille output device impracticable.
If there are comments about enabling audio at login, or boot time, and
comments about various loaders that might be relevant, that too would
be appreciated, this will be my first foray in putting any Linux onto
a USB stick. I would not normally consider autologin, but there is
reason that it might have merit for this scenario.
There's also Vinux - vinuxproject.org
. I haven't followed development
there for about a year, but it was a good strong community then.
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I notice in your sig that you are using Mageia. I was a true blue
Mandrake/ Mandriva user for over a decade, but I needed a distro which
maintained some mapping software I use, and the only one which was
up-to-date was Suse, because the developer of the program was the
maintainer of its RPMs in the SuSe repositories.
I tried Mageia myself, earlier, but I missed the PLF and
which were key to my experience. Oh, I was also a
member of the Mandriva Club, and used to get the PowerPack versions of
each release, and they were outstanding.
Running OpenSuSe 12.2 has its difficulties because it package management
processes are very time consuming. I sent some feedback to the
developers but received no reply, and certainly nothing has changed.
Does Mageia have something similar to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org
side? How do they handle the non-free stuff like Adobe Reader, and