You can't enable the Orca screen reader until after you click "Try Ubuntu" on Ubuntu bionic

Bug #1741690 reported by jokinglove on 2018-01-06
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
casper (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Bionic
Bionic
Critical
Jean-Baptiste Lallement
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Bionic
Bionic
Critical
Jean-Baptiste Lallement

Bug Description

When doing manual tests for Ubuntu Bionic. I am trying to enable screenreader after initially booting up ubuntu to its "Try" & "Install" Ubuntu options. When trying to enable screen reader (Alt+Super+S), nothing happens. Alt+Super+S only works after you click "Try Ubuntu".

I am running Ubuntu Bionic amd64 on Virtualbox

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1741690

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alex ARNAUD (alexarnaud) on 2018-03-02
summary: - You can't enable screen reader until after you click "Try Ubuntu" on
- Ubuntu bionic
+ You can't enable the Orca screen reader until after you click "Try
+ Ubuntu" on Ubuntu bionic
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Isn't the "Try Ubuntu" icon (and anything to click on at all) only after you've booted up in install mode?

Can you boot in "Try Ubuntu without installing" mode (from the grub menu) as a workaround?

tags: added: a11y
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: rls-bb-incoming
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

could be due to bug 1749546.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel)
tags: removed: rls-bb-incoming
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

This is caused by this commit:
https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-shell/commit/01d88119132f277196fa39c05b733dd1b4c5e951#diff-27bd3da1798473ae0fa876e6712c08a4

gdm: Remove separate greeter universal access icon

The idea behind always showing the icon on the login screen is that
the users' needs aren't known at that point. However we can achieve
the same behavior by including the 'always-show-universal-access-status'
key in GDM's presets, so drop the special-case.

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=788943

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I pushed a first branch that fixes the display of the a11y icon when the shortcut is pressed.
Now we still need to fix Orca startup.

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