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Re: Latest Debian Stable 32 bit with non free firmware


When you switch to the console, you should have speech immediately
when you press a key on the keyboard.

On my Debian installation, I hear when it is on the screen as it
boots. Often I have to shut it up by using the speak up keys zero plus
enter on the number pad. Then when it's time to log in, I press zero
and enter on the number pad again and I hear "I'm alive, much better!"
 How comforting!

I'm guessing based on my own past experience that what might have
happened is that your computer has two sound cards, but this issue was
fixed months ago in Debian.  The sound card that you used successfully
when you installed Debian should be configured already.

Remember if the earth is flat and you keep walking far enough, you'll
fall off into the sea and the mermaids will save you.


On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 11:23 AM Jim Green <2greensinva@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> First, thanks for the help.  I hope this is going out to all concerned;
> I'm not used to responding to lists.
> I think Debian installed fine, it's ME that has the problems.  The
> responce you've sent so far will get me started.  Booting into Mate might
> not be a big issue.  Yesterday afternoon I fired up that old laptop and it
> came up asking for the user name and password.  I entered them hitting
> return after each.  Got stuck there.  I'll work around with the advice
> you've given so far.  Moving to a console, I assume it will want me to log
> in again; it does in my other computers.  If there is no speech at that
> time, will it come up after logging in?
> Again, thank you much.
> Jim Green
> On Fri, 6 Aug 2021, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> > My question is best put this way:
> >
> > If Jim tries ctrl-alt-f2 to get to console 2, what command can he give as
> > root to start up in console mode normally and disable booting into
> > graphical GUI?
> >
> > It's so much easier to give my user name and password on the command line.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David
> >

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