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Re: Fwd: Iggdrasil, a new amazing screenreader

I mean, I use Emacs and such, but I'm trying to get into the CLI more too. That and Python. I just wish Debian already had Python 3.10, but I was able to compile it from source. I'm doing this on a Chromebook through Crostini, so I have to use Stable, since the bridge between Crostini and ChromeOS, for sound and such, doesn't work work unstable or testing. Although, I do have Orca's Backport.  I'm learning more about compiling packages, and I can run Emacs with Emacspeak just fine.

Screen is a really good tool if you want to work in a single console and such. I didn't know about screenrc, but I'll look into that. I'm coming to love the man command. Before, I'd just used Info, but now I know the value of man.

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 8:44 AM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
Adding the word "exclusive" makes it clear to me, just as this reply was with that word added.

Booting into the CLI reminds the user of the simple but tremendous power of their computer that lies underneath the beautiful graphical interface, poised to instantly respond to the keystrokes of their fingers.

Humbling really.



On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 05:53 Didier Spaier <didier@slint.fr> wrote:

I meant that nobody should have an exclusive choice, i.e. anyone should be
allowed to use both a console and a graphical environment (possibly at the same
time), not being limited to the mode of operation the used first after booting.


On 31/12/2021 02:16, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> Didier,
> I didn't understand this:
>     "I agree that nobody should have to choose between a text interface and a
>     graphical one (and between Braille and speech). As an aside mpv is perfectly
>     able to display videos in a console, but I digress."
> I'm guessing you might be saying nobody should be forced to either have to use a
> test or graphical interface, because that's exactly what you have done in your
> work on Slint. Users can specify which Desktop - MATE and KDE are standard as is
> just a text log on.
> Which is perfect for those of us who either prefer text console or have such low
> powered computers that working in Graphic User Interface is only used when
> necessary because screen drawing just takes so long.
> If so your quote could be:
> I agree that everybody should have a choice between a text interface and a
> graphical one (and between Braille and speech). As an aside mpv is perfectly
> able to displays videos in a console, but I digress.
> I personally know many who value Slint's ability to boot directly into console
> without Xserver running as a big plus to that distro.
> I modify Debian by using systemctl by disabling lightdm.
> As root:
> systemctl stop lightdm
> systemctl disable lightdm
> This will cause Debian to boot into the console, and from there, I can just use
> "startx" to go into graphical mode.
> Works well, and on my old computer, it's much faster.
> Regards,
> David

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