On Mo, Feb 21, 2005 at 12:35:29 +0000, Gordon Smith wrote:
Hi. If I'm asking obvious questions, I apologise. When trying to install SUSE 9.0 Professional using my Alva 340 terminal, I'm having a lot of trouble navigating the text-based YAST utility. My display isn't tracking properly throughout the install, as I try to move from button to button, check box to check box, etc, using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys. Consequently, I can't really install it because I can't tell where I am. Is there a work-around?
Thats a known problem and it depends not on the braille device you are using. Because of the complexity of YaST2, the installation tool, the screenreader isn't able to focus allways on the important information. We tryed to solve that problems but without changes on YaST2 we aren't able to do anything :-(. Hopefully the next distros are working better during installation.
Or, is there a way I could install using speech? I have a hardware synthesizer, Apollo II.
No. Speechsupport can not be enabled during installation. But even if this would be possible, you'd have the same problems.
We recommend to install the system with the default settings leaving every thing in the installer unchanged. Skep even the network installation etc. After setting up the system this way, you could do your changes in the running system, YaST2 will work better on a installed system. If you can't do the installation with the defaults, you could use autoyast to setup your system automaticly.
Sorry for the problems, we try our best to solve them in future together with the YaST2 developpers.