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Re:-q error



Hi David,

I suspect the error regarding not being able to use customize because of the
-q option is due to you starting emacspeak with a script. At one time, there
were some scripts floating about that did it this way. 

The solution is not to use the scripts, but to load emacspeak yourself in some
elisp. You can do this from your .emacs file, but I prefer to do it from a
system wide elisp load file so that all the emacspeak defadvice stuff is
loaded early.  I also include some of my config stuff for emacspeak in this
file, though these days, you can pretty much do all of that using customize. 

I put the elisp file in /etc/emacs/site-start.d on my debian and ubuntu boxes.
However, it won't just drop in and work for you. It is site specific. However,
it should give you an idea of how to do it.

What I do is have a directory called svn. In that directory, I have at least
two checked out versions of emacspeak. I check out one version, build it and
then try it by setting the env variable to the name of that version (i.e.
whatever I called it when checking it out of the svn repository). Then, a few
days later, I might check out a second version, build it and try it out. 

Having two versions gives me some safety against a broken svn build. As I'm
running from svn versions, I cannot guarantee they will always be stable or
will always compile. Rather than end up with only one broken version, I flip
between the two different versions. Tihis allows me to try the latest version,
but enable me to fall back to the previous version if that is broken. 

With respect to your second question, you need to customize browse-url and set
the appropriate variables so that it uses w3m raher than netscape. Solve your
customize problem first and then you will be able to solve this one!

good luck,

Tim

Attachment: 10speech.el
Description: emacspeak startup script


David Ring writes:
 > Hello everyone.
 > 
 > When I run emacspeak in console (I have a console only system), I try to
 > customize emacspeak - but the screen says that I ran emacspeak with the -q
 > option (which I did not) and says I cannot save the customizations.
 > 
 > How to I correct this?
 > 
 > Also - and a very frustrating problem - how do I change the web access from
 > netscape to w3m?
 > 
 > Not running X windows, I cannot run netscape - and must rely on a text
 > browser.
 > 
 > I have installed w3m and mplayer - I hope I am getting closer to obtaining a
 > Emacspeak Audio Desktop.
 > 
 > I've corrected EVERY problem that I've had with emacspeak with the generous
 > help from this list.
 > 
 > Best
 > 
 > 
 > David Ring

-- 
Tim Cross
tcross@rapttech.com.au

There are two types of people in IT - those who do not manage what they 
understand and those who do not understand what they manage.
-- 
Tim Cross
tcross@rapttech.com.au

There are two types of people in IT - those who do not manage what they 
understand and those who do not understand what they manage.


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