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Re: [orca-list] Do you have a solution?? [john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org: Problem with lightdm]

Hello Didier,

Thanks. I use Braille, not speech. This all seems quite complicated. I wonder why the change was made. It has meant that I can't use a graphical interface on Linux. I'll have to try the suggestions and see what hapens.


On Mon, Jul 04, 2022 at 07:36:48PM +0200, Didier Spaier wrote:
> Hello John,
> I second the suggestion from Jason to start in console mode the type startx
> wheneve needed to start Mate, at least as a workaround.
> Now to have lightdm start in tty7 as previously, you could edit the file:
> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
> and remove the leading # in this line:
> #minimum-vt=7
> Also check if this variable is set otherwise in this file.
> About speech in the lightdm greeter and assuming you are running the gtk one,
> edit the file:
> /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf and include these settings:
> indicators = ~a11y;~session;~power
> a11y-states = +reader
> reader = orca
> As I am not using Debian but maybe some Debian specific settings come into play,
> I CC the Debian accessibility mailing list so that Debian users can tell if
> something works differently in Debian Bookworm.
> Friendly regards,
> Didier
> Le 04/07/2022 à 10:43, John J. Boyer a écrit :
> > I sent this message to the blinux list and did not receive a reply. perhaps someone on this list knows what is hapening. I am cuyrrently using Windows for my Web acces.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > ----- Forwarded message from "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> -----
> > 
> > Subject: Problem with lightdm
> > From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
> > Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 22:03:36 -0500
> > To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list@redhat.com>
> > 
> > Until about six months ago, when I booted up  lightdm would ask what user to log into and the password. It would then set up console 7, set the screen for this console to graphics mode and start  Orca. It would not affect the other consoles, so i could continue to use them in command mode, with brltrty. Now lightdm just sets the screen to graphics mode without asking anything. I have to use systemctl to disable it, so I can use the machine. 
> > How can I get the former behavior back? As it is, I can't use Mate at all.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > 

John J. Boyer
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