2017-09-10 09:41:32 UTC
I put together a script to completely erase gnome from this system and for
the most part that script worked really well. The exception was that it
also removed wpa_supplicant since I had cascading and recursive and
unneeded packages being removed. Without wpa_supplicant on a system that
system in command line mode isn't getting out onto the internet. I put
wpa_supplicant back on the system using the install disk I have and the
internet at least is working correctly.
I was trying to get orca talking on the system and couldn't do it so
figured it's best if I start with a clean slate which is the reason for
the removal script. I'll run it for xorg and mate before I'm finished and
try to get all of this stuff running again without questionable
configuration files on the system. I think I may get lucky. According to
email from another list, apparently neither gdm nor lightdm will get us
screen reader users to a talking orca, but xorg should get that job done.
If someone has the time, please run sudo -H Xorg --configure and let me
know if that command errors out with a segmentation fault at address 0x50
or any other address or if you get a configuration file generated. It
could be xorg configuration on this system is also messed up beyond repair
and I'll have to clean that out too.