Re: Virtual Linux and NVDA?

bhanu computer <bhanuponguru@...>

that's quite easy t ssh in to your vm
if you managed to install ubuntu or any distros, then, turn onn screen reader. or if you can't, just press alt+ctrl+t to open terminal in your vm. then, type in some commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
sudo ufw allow ssh
when ever you wan't to know what's going on, if you turned on screen reader, then great. if you can't, then use OCR of nvda and check what's going on
also, you need your IP address to connect by ssh
type in the following in your linux terminal on vm
ip route
then, do nvda OCR. here i recommend OCR if you have a screen reader in linux because you can copy the IP address to clipboard
you will find a text called src some where in thatresult. after that src, you will have some desimal number containing some numbers. copy that to your clipboard
then, download putty from
open the executable and paste in the IP address in your putty host name or IP address field. then leave every thing as default and click open. you w ill get a warning. simply click yes and enter your user name in login as and password in password field. then you will get a terminal. you can happyly use nvda here.
hope this helps

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 11:13 PM Damien Garwood <damien@...> wrote:
When I tried to run a Linux-based VM, I got no speech, presumably
because NVDA doesn't have access to the machine. So I'm wondering, other
than through WSL, is it possible at all to run Linux and somehow get it
to interact nicely with NVDA?

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