I can't speak to the problem of being blind, but when I started using
coLinux, it was because I had severe hand pains and could not type.
The best quality voice software is only available for Windows. So in
order to continue to use Linux, I had to be creative. In the end, I
found using programs like emacs running under coLinux and redirected to
Windows worked reasonably well with voice recognition software.
However, by the time I started to figure that out my hands were already
recovering. After treatment and switching to Dvorak, I have been able
to type normally, so I never finished the process of learning emacs speak.
One thing to consider, is you don't really need the Linux system to
speak. If you connect to the Linux system via emacs under windows, then
you will only need to have the Windows version of emacs do screen reading.
If you need help setting up your system, contact me off line. I have
never setup a system this way, but I am willing to help you figure it
out. If we can get something working, we can then post the image to
help anyone else who needs it as well.
alex wallis wrote:
> Hi. Thanks for replying to my message.
> I've looked at the notes, but i'm not sure how do i create the batch file it
> says i need to make? and where should this file be put?
> also what does this step mean?
> "5. Setup your keyboard with "dpkg-reconfigure console-data"
> I no this is a long shot, but is there anyone on this list who is blind? as
> i'm blind and and because of this My first need after trying to get
> everything set up will be to get some kind of screen reader working such as
> linux-speakup or orca.
> I've heard that getting a linux screen reader working in this kind of
> situation can be hard so just wondering has anyone had experience of this?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Henry Nestler" <Henry.Ne@...>
> To: "alex wallis" <alexwallis646@... mail.com>
> Cc: <colinux-users@...>
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [coLinux-users] newbie trying to get started with colinux
>> alex wallis wrote:
>>> ` My name is Alex. I recently found out about colinux on another
>>> mailing list.
>>> Am I right in thinking that colinux takes up a lot less resources than
>>> running vmware?
>>> I'm writing because I have installed colinux, I have downloaded one of
>>> distribution options given in the installer, but now i'm not really sure
>>> where to start with getting everything working.
>>> I have successfully extracted the image that the installer downloaded.
>>> I was also wondering in the ubuntu image I have downloaded is that just a
>>> basic file system? or does it include packages such as orca.
>>> Sorry for all the questions.
>>> I did try to check the wiki but the site seems to be down at the moment.
>> Yust in the moment, the wiki is online.
>> The image files in installer are perhaps a liddle outdated. So, it is
>> very goot, you have downloaded a more recent image from sf.net.
>> If you have downloaded and unpacked the Ubuntu image, than should follow
>> the notes from
>> That contains all you need to run the Ubuntu. In the end you have a
>> minimal Linux system, that is usable to install more packages in same
>> way, as you installed Ubuntu nativly. The packages are not in the
>> filesystem. Ubuntu use an online repository.
>> The difference between VMware and coLinux is mainly, that coLinux does
>> no needs to emulate any hardware, and coLinux is very fair with memory
>> usage. You can run coLinux with 128MB for simple text consoles. And if
>> Linux give free some memory, than coLinux give that free to toe host.
>> Here is one of my fast booted coLinux
>> that is a SuSE9.0 standard installation on a partition, used as dual
>> boot and coLinux. VMware would not good run on this machine (256MB total
>> RAM). More faster boots are Debian 3.0 or latest ArchLinux.
>> Henry N.
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