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Re: Getting Started



Hi, in addition  to Janina's comments in the event you do not have a
hardware synth to use the speakup modified Fedora installation there is two
other methods commonly used to get Fedora installed.
The first is called a kickstart file. Esentually, you create a kickstart
script or use an existing kickstart script which will enable you to install
or reinstall a complete Fedora Linux installation  from scratch by loading
the script on to a floppy and running the install using that script. I
wouldn't recommend this method for a newby, but it is a method I use as my
Dectalk died a while back and am unable to replace it right now, but it does
allow me to do installs without much sighted assistance.
A second backup method is a telnet install. I've only done one of these, but
if you have a network this is a nice method.  You can launch the install
passing the telnet option  to the installer, and telnet in to that box on
the broadcast address. Then, use Jaws or Window Eyes to read the install.
In short, Fedora has several accessible methods for installation, and I've
used all of them at one time or another and  was able to get things going
without much help at all.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>
To: "W. Nick Dotson" <nickdotson@bellsouth.net>
Cc: "emacspeak posting address" <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: Getting Started


> It's not emacspeak that provides you the speech enabled installation,
> but rather the speakup screen reader.
>
> Fortunately, the cost of GPL licensed software insures you can afford to
> have everything you might possibly want or need, not just a few selected
> applications. And, emacspeak, speakup, etc., etc. (there are others)
> will coexist nicely.
>
> So, the HOWTO you want to start with is at the following URL:
>
> http://www.linux-speakup.org/ftp/disks/fedora/HOWTO_INSTALL.html
>
> Unfortunately, that site is down as I write this email, so I will send
> you this file separately.
>
> W. Nick Dotson writes:
> > I'm wanting to enter the Linux/emacspeak world.  Have been reading of
the evolution of this system for some time, but not being a programmer, have
felt
> > intimidated...  I went to archive site, searching on "getting started or
tutorial".  I could bring up questions in the list but couldn't figure out
what link to use for
> > continuing with posts on the question, tried "thread" "index" and other
stuff to no real avail and gave up...  Essentially, I feel like I'm in a
bowl of speghetti with
> > no since of direction as how to have a "here's how you get started"
"steps 1,2,3".
> >
> > Is there a book/tutorial/manual?  I went to the download site, and was
confronted with files who's extensions I'm not familiar with, so didn't know
what to
> > download or guess how to open them?  From Main Menu on <acbradio.org> I
understood I could download an "image" filept it on a CD, run a boot floppy
with a
> > "batch file" and have a speech enabled installation of the Operating
System" but just can't seem to find the manual that says download this file,
burn it to CD
> > and do next...
> >
> > W. Nick Dotson
> >
> >
> >
>
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> Janina Sajka, Chair
> Accessibility Workgroup
> Free Standards Group (FSG)
>
> janina@freestandards.org Phone: +1 202.494.7040
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