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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Oct 20 20:34:22 UTC 2014

On lun., 2014-10-20 at 00:21 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

So much for not starting that automatically, then. Did the plan change?

>   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
> /usr/bin/orca-wrapper:
> #!/bin/sh
> orca --replace --no-setup --disable splash-window &
> exec $*
> and then the user can easily use it in lightdm.conf:
> greeter-wrapper=orca-wrapper

It looks quite awful actually, but I don't know what you want/need to
achieve here. I guess that this is not about the user session but really
about the greeter? Then you might want to investigate
greeter-setup-script instead.
> which could be automatically configured by the debian installer when
> installation was done with accessibility enabled.  Tests show that it
> works nicely.

So the plan is actually to have an option in d-i for that?

> What do people think, notably lightdm maintainers?

Still puzzled about all this, to be honest.
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