[Grml] GRML Accessibility Features

Simon Eigeldinger simon.eigeldinger at vol.at
Fri Feb 12 17:09:42 CET 2016


no it shows a normal debian login screen.
there's no menu.


Am 12.02.2016 um 17:07 schrieb John G Heim:
> There is a menu that comes up when you boot grml. Could that be what you
> are getting? You should be able to press the Q key to get a command
> prompt. And then try the eject command to see if it opens your CD
> drawer. If you don't have a CD drive, you could also try beep. Once
> you're sure you are at the command prompt, you can type in the commands
> to start speech. You probably already know this but just in case, the
> commands are:
> modprobe speakup_soft
> espeakup
> On 02/12/2016 08:51 AM, Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> it seems that there is a login screen coming up by default after the
>> cd has stopped spinning.
>> greetings,
>> simon
>> Am 12.02.2016 um 14:52 schrieb John G Heim:
>>> If you have a smart phone and the KNFB reader, you might be able to get
>>> it to read enough of the screen to you to tell if it's stuck part way
>>> through the boot. I've had maybe a 50% success rate with that technique.
>>> Another thing you can do is to try commands like beep and eject. If
>>> those work, you know you're at the command line. If you are typing in
>>> the commands to get speech and it's not working, then it's probably a
>>> sound issue.
>>> On 02/12/2016 05:33 AM, Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I was having this on for a few minutes after it stopped spinning so to
>>>> make sure this might be it.
>>>> but maybe there might be an error message.
>>>> tested the 32 bit latest daily sid build.
>>>> when i have a set of eyes around i will recheck and write back.
>>>> greetings,
>>>> simon
>>>> Am 12.02.2016 um 00:46 schrieb covici at ccs.covici.com:
>>>>> On my system, it takes quite a long time till the musical tone
>>>>> comes up,
>>>>> it usually is at least 2-3 minutes.  It must be a network timeout.
>>>>> This
>>>>> is with betas as of beginning of January.
>>>>> Simon Eigeldinger <simon.eigeldinger at vol.at> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> I just refreshed my rescue cd with the latest grml sid daily.
>>>>>> so according to the wiki page at
>>>>>> http://wiki.grml.org/doku.php?id=accessibility
>>>>>> i just have to wait until a musical tune will come up during boot.
>>>>>> what i hear is the beep of the boot prompt but the musical tune is
>>>>>> missing.
>>>>>> ok the document has been last modified in 2013 so there could be have
>>>>>> been a lot of changes.
>>>>>> could someone please tell me how to start grml using software speech
>>>>>> using speakup?
>>>>>> should be the old way but it seems it doesn't reach the console.
>>>>>> greetings and thanks,
>>>>>> simon
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