I’m a blind screen reader user attempting to install Fedora with the Orca screen reader. I’ve done this years ago so am pretty sure it is doable, but that was years ago so I can’t remember the exact steps.
Specifically, I’m having trouble booting the live CD to a graphical environment. I can see enough to know when the screen lights up for X/Wayland vs. stays dark for the console, and it never gets to this point on the F29 workstation live image. I can borrow a working pair of eyeballs at some point, but before doing that, I’d like to do all I can on my end.
I’ve tried the live CD on a couple USB sticks, and with a few writes. I also tried the Silverblue installation media before discovering (or at least suspecting) that didn’t include Orca. The Silverblue installer at least booted to its installation screen, so I don’t think my issue is the USB.
I’m wondering if there are any manual steps I need to take during the boot process to reach the live desktop? I.e. do I press Enter, any key combinations to launch the live CD vs. a rescue image, etc.? I suspect there may be some key combination I’m missing in order to launch the live session.
If there isn’t, then I’ll get help. I’m also open to any non-graphical installation options that would get me a graphical environment in the end. I know there’s a text-based installation, but I don’t think it lets me modify partitions, and I’d prefer a single root partition with no swap. Maybe someone could generate a template kickstart file for me, but then I’d have the issue of adding it to the boot parameters without speech feedback, unless there’s some way to modify the boot parameters on my USB media and embed the kickstart file there.
Thanks for any help.