[Pkg-xfce-devel] Getting orca started in lightdm

Samuel Thibault sthibault at debian.org
Sun Oct 19 22:21:10 UTC 2014


lightdm will apparently be the default dm for non-gnome DE such as
XFCE, LXDE, MATE.  ATM it never auto-start Orca, some code would be
needed for this.  No keyboard shortcut is available either to start
it by hand.  I'm thinking about using the greeter-wrapper hook for
this: the gnome-orca package would provide the following script as

orca --replace --no-setup --disable splash-window &
exec $*

and then the user can easily use it in lightdm.conf:


which could be automatically configured by the debian installer when
installation was done with accessibility enabled.  Tests show that it
works nicely.

What do people think, notably lightdm maintainers?


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