[Grml] GRML Accessibility Features

Simon Eigeldinger simon.eigeldinger at vol.at
Fri Feb 12 17:26:40 CET 2016


I don't know if you don't get it or don't understand:
I am using grml for years now and had the quick menu before as well.
now with the new cd there you are taken to the login prompt.
I used this iso:

I wonder if there has been a major change in the system recently.

Am 12.02.2016 um 17:17 schrieb John G Heim:
> Oops, it occurs to me that if you are booting from a CD, you can't do an
> eject. I always run grml from a thumb drive. That is why I forgot about
> that. By the way, it runs way better from a thumb drive than from a CD.
> Here is a script I use to build a grml bootable thumb drive.  You can
> set the environmental variables GRMLDEVICE and GRMLISO and just run it.
> Or you can pass them in as parameters. Or you can just run the script
> and it will ask. GRMLDEVICE is the device name of your thumb drive and
> GRMLISO is the path to a grml iso file. The script will format the thumb
> drive and then run grml2usb for you.
> #!/bin/bash
> test ! -z "$1" && GRMLDEVICE="$1"
> if [ -z "$GRMLDEVICE" ]; then
>      DEFAULT=/dev/sdb
>      echo -n "Device (default=${DEFAULT}): "
>      read GRMLDEVICE
> fi
> test ! -z "$2" && GRMLISO="$2"
> if [ -z "$GRMLISO" ]; then
>      for DEFAULT in grml64-full_*; do continue; done
>      echo -n "GRML iso file (default=$DEFAULT): "
>      read GRMLISO
>      test -z "$GRMLISO" && GRMLISO="$DEFAULT"
> fi
> echo "Building grml on $GRMLDEVICE using $GRMLISO"
> parted ${GRMLDEVICE} mklabel msdos
> parted ${GRMLDEVICE} mkpart pri fat16 512 ${P1SIZE}
> parted ${GRMLDEVICE} mkpart pri ext2 ${P1SIZE} 100%
> parted ${GRMLDEVICE} set 1 boot on
> sync
> mkfs.vfat -n grml "${GRMLDEVICE}1"
> mke2fs -L persistence "${GRMLDEVICE}2"
> grml2usb --bootoptions="persistence"
> --bootoptions="mypath=/home/grml/persistent" "${GRMLISO}" "${GRMLDEVICE}1"
> MOUNTPOINT=/tmp/loop
> test ! -d "$MOUNTPOINT" && mkdir "$MOUNTPOINT"
> cat /dev/null > "${MOUNTPOINT}/persistence.conf"
> echo "/home/grml/persistent" >> "${MOUNTPOINT}/persistence.conf"
> umount "$MOUNTPOINT"
> rmdir "$MOUNTPOINT"
> # EOF
> On 02/12/2016 10:07 AM, John G Heim wrote:
>> 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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