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Re: Debian Accessibility


Your post makes very little sense to me. I don't know what "refi system" means.  Also unless my memory is incorrect, Debian comes up with a screen reader and tells you what to do to install it.  If it doesn't it should, but I believe that has already been done.

Earlier I had made comments about Debian 10.1 release but I'm bad about numbers, it should have been the Debian 11.1 release, the latest version available, I'm still having problems installing it.  I can install it even though I have no speech - it doesn't detect my sound card correctly, but when I reboot I have sound.

But unfortunately, I cannot boot into MATE graphical user without using the root account. 

I can revert to the latest version of Debian 10 and then just change the /etc/apt/sources.list file to change to the latest Debian and everything  does work fine, but for some reason the Debian 11.1 installer won't let me run MATE as a user nor will it give me screen reader during installation.  

I understand this is because of my hardware and most likely a non-free firmware bug and not a common problem for other users. I've never ever had trouble installing Debian except when Debian 11.0 was released, it's previously always worked without fault, but since 11.0 I still have failure of sound card detection, lack of screen reader during installation and after installation inability to use GUI without running "startx" as root which I really do not want to do. My work around is to install the last Debian 10 and then change the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list.

Best wishes,

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 12:56 PM Jordan Livesey <jordanlivesey9@gmail.com> wrote:
Another thing, about the installer, even if you don’t know how to get speech on, this is for anyone new, they can just press the down arrow 5 times on the boot menu on an refi system, plus on supported systems, like my old Lenovo, you hear 2 beeps, I believe the current project leader is also visually impaired, if I could, I could back port orca41 since I’ve had no trouble using it

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