Re: Debian Installer Jessie Beta 1 release
I installed Jessie using a Braille display.
I tried to get Orca going like this.
Open a text console and login as root:
aptitude instal gnome-orca
Now it tells me no speech is available, so I do
aptitude install espeak
Still no speech available, so I reboot.
Now open up a text console again as root and type
It talks this time and I go through the prompts, It tells
me that it can't start
the screen reader, because it can't connect to the Desktop.
How should a novice ORCA user start up orca so that it will
read the graphical login?
By the way, the Braille doesn't read the graphical login
either, we siply get "screen
not in text mode"?
On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:19:46 +0200
Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Please help by testing this release, so we can have time
> to iron out
> bugs before the Jessie release!
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> <email@example.com> -----
> From: Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Debian Installer Jessie Beta 1 release
> The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the
> first beta
> release of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".
> Important changes in this release of the installer
> * Gnome installation images have been fixed (#756774):
> they will now
> really install Gnome (instead of Xfce). They should
> offer the best
> experience as far as accessibility is concerned.
> * A major parted release was merged lately, and many
> related components
> needed an update accordingly. If you experience any
> troubles during
> the partitioning step, please make sure to include
> (as usual) but also /var/log/partman in your
> installation report.
> * A major release of syslinux also appeared, with
> incompatible changes.
> It has consequences on various aspects, including PXE
> setups (see
> Ron's analysis in #757920), and theming. The artwork
> part will be
> dealt with in a later installer release.
> * The default init system on Linux is now systemd.
> Other changes in this release of the installer
> * cdebconf: Resize banner when window width and banner
> width don't
> match (#745359).
> * debian-installer:
> - Deal with incompatible changes in syslinux.
> - Drop some parted_server functions (due to parted
> * kfreebsd-9: replaced with kfreebsd-10.
> * linux: updated to 3.14.15.
> * preseed: Re-enable keyboard question on file preseed
> Hardware support changes
> * debian-installer:
> - Add support for mipsel/loongson-3.
> - Add support for QNAP HS-210.
> - Add support for D-Link DNS-320.
> - Add some dtb files for armhf and armel/kirkwood.
> - Drop support for armhf/efikamx (no longer supported
> * linux:
> - [armhf] Add MMC and NIC modules for BeagleBone
> Black to udebs
> - [armhf] Add virtio-modules udeb.
> - [armhf] Enable BRCMFMAC, BRCMFMAC_SDIO as modules
> - [armhf] Backport sunxi AHCI and GMAC drivers from
> - [armhf] Enable more Allwinner/sunxi drivers
> - [mips*] Add few new udebs and use standard udebs
> when possible.
> - [mips,mipsel] Remove the sb1a-bcm91480b flavour.
> - [mipsel/loongson3] Add support for Loongson 3 LS3A
> RS780E 1-way
> - [mips,mipsel] Enable initramfs for all flavours,
> but keep the disk
> related drivers built-in for now.
> - [mips/octeon] Backport from upstream PCIe2 support
> and interface
> mode detection for Octeon.
> - [mips,mipsel/4kc-malta] Fix bug which can cause
> incorrect system
> call restarts (fix hang on boot).
> - [x86] udeb: Add hyperv-keyboard to hyperv-modules.
> - udeb: Add sdhci-acpi to mmc-modules (#747284).
> - udeb: Add mtip32xx, nvme to sata-modules.
> - udeb: Update sound-modules (#743319).
> - Include virtio_mmio in virtio-modules udeb when
> * u-boot:
> - Add support for some CuBox and Cubieboard targets.
> - Drop support for powerpc.
> Known bugs in this release
> * Firmware handling: udev no longer reports missing
> (#725714), and patches for the kernel need polishing
> before we are
> able to restore support for loading missing firmware.
> * GNU/kFreeBSD installation images suffer from various
> important bugs
> (#757985, #757986, #757987, #757988). Porters could
> surely use some
> helping hands to bring the installer back into shape!
> See the errata for details and a full list of known
> Feedback for this release
> We need your help to find bugs and further improve the
> so please try it. Installer CDs, other media and
> everything else you
> will need are available at our web site.
> The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has
> contributed to this
> 1. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team
> 2. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
> 3. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
> Cyril Brulebois
> on behalf of the Debian Installer Team
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