cant find orca

Asked by Bob on 2011-09-05

I downloaded orca to give it a try and can't find in anywhere was looking for a text to speech program.can someone help or is there a better one to use?

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy orca

Thanks

Bob (smith13) said : #2

oem@freekbox:~$ lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy orca
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
orca:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

 what in the world installed none???

Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) said : #3

The package name might be gnome-orca as in
$ apt-cache policy gnome-orca

Bob (smith13) said : #4

oem@freekbox:~$ $ apt-cache policy gnome-orca
$: command not found

Bob (smith13) said : #5

ubuntu software center is saying I have it

Try:

dpkg -l | grep orc

What is output?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #7

You should not used "$" before "apt-cache policy gnome-orca". Could you retry command.

Bob (smith13) said : #8

ii gnome-orca 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 Scriptable screen reader
ii liborc-0.4-0 0.4.3-5 Library of Optimized Inner Loops Runtime Compiler
ii smartdimmer 0.8b4-1ubuntu3 Change LCD brightness on Geforce cards
oem@freekbox:~$

this is what came up actionparsnip

Bob (smith13) said : #9

the "$" in there at the start I did not put it in, you can see it on the last line that I just copied and pasted it is always there at the start

Bob (smith13) said : #10

oem@freekbox:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-orca
gnome-orca:
  Installed: 2.30.2-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.30.2-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.30.0-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
oem@freekbox:~$

ok I see now there was two "$"

ok what is the output of:

gnome-orca

Thanks

Bob (smith13) said : #12

oem@freekbox:~$ gnome-orca
gnome-orca: command not found

did I do that right? I don't think so. can you give me the command? I have been, coping and pasting to get the info.

Bob (smith13) said : #13

I think the output is #2 on this page

Bob (smith13) said : #14

I think the output is #2 on this page

ok try:

ls /usr/bin | grep orc

What is output?

Thanks

Bob (smith13) said : #16

oem@freekbox:~$ ls /usr/bin | grep orc
hp-colorcal
orca
oem@freekbox:~$

dose that help?

ok then press ALT+F2 and run:

orca

Should be ok

Bob (smith13) said : #18

THANK YOU!!! that got it

Cool :)

Could make a launcher for it now you know the command