[Grml] new possible solution for blind grml users and x programs

Myles Green rmg57 at telus.net
Thu Jan 15 01:24:17 CET 2009

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:03:47 -0500
Doug Smith <dougsmith1 at charter.net> wrote:

> What I need to do is to use the graphical browsers such as firefox.
> The text mode ones are good enough only for some limited web
> browsing. However, if you go to any radio station site, or go to 
> http://www.rfbd.org
> or go to any site that uses javascript or any kind of fancy new 
> eye-candy for its core functionality, you're in for trouble.  
> What I was trying to do is to get twin to work, then use the firefox 
> that comes with the grml 2008.11 version to see if I can get on line 
> that way.  If so, I was only going to use twin so that I could get on 
> line with a sufficiently powerful browser to overcome all the
> scripting and java applet problems. 

Maybe a lightweight window manager like openbox would suit your
needs... there is only a desktop menu (by default) that is easily
edited using obmenu and openbox itself is easily configured using obconf
if you want to change basic behavior or themes. In fact if you don't
care for using the utilities, the default menu has a web browser and
terminal right at the top of the menu.

Hope that helps...

Myles Green

Linux. It isn't about it being free, it's about the freedom it brings.

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