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    xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    Hi everyone,

    Got the deb rolling today. I tested it on a friend's clean install of dapper.

    1) depends on lesstif1 and libxcomposite1

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lesstif1 libxcomposite1
    2) make sure your driver supports composite (ati, fglrx, nivida, DO but vesa does not!). You will need to enable composite

    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Code:
    Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "true"
    EndSection
    3) download/install the deb

    http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jgrieves...untu1_i386.deb

    navigate to downloaded files (typically desktop)

    Code:
    Navigate to Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    cd Desktop
    Code:
     sudo dpkg -i xmcm_0.1.5-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    comments and coding of XMCM are welcome! We are currently trying to fix the bug that renders the magnifier kinda useless. The upgrade to X11R7 killed the magnifier.

    Email contacts
    main developer gk4@us.ibm.com
    me : jasongrieves@gmail.com
    Last edited by jasongrieves; July 14th, 2006 at 03:33 PM.
    Proud low vision user of Ubuntu
    ~Jason Grieves (Ubuntu Accessibility Team)

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    Re: xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    The deb installs and runs fine. The magnifier has poor performance though, which I guess it the problem you are refering to. I have composite enanabled, but I'm not running XGL or AIGLX.
    Henrik Nilsen OmmaUbuntu QA Team Lead

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    Re: xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik View Post
    The deb installs and runs fine. The magnifier has poor performance though, which I guess it the problem you are refering to. I have composite enanabled, but I'm not running XGL or AIGLX.
    Yeah if you look at the bug list you can see this listed. George Kraft believes this can be fixed in time, as he really hasn't tried to optimize or even improve performance. Having XGL or AIGLX should not boost performance, as far as I know...unless xgl somehow improves the compositing? I do not know how those two subsystems interact.
    Proud low vision user of Ubuntu
    ~Jason Grieves (Ubuntu Accessibility Team)

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    Re: xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    This is pretty neat. I actually configured everything correctly and received a very jumpy magnifier, but this looks very promising.

    I know that this is going to be a stupid question (still new to Ubuntu (Dapper)), but where would I need to go to set the configuration (i.e. docked top, line, etc)?

    I wish that I could be of more assistance to you guys on all of these assistive technology projects, but my programming experience is very limited, and I'm still quite new to Linux. But I will help any way that I can.

    Thanks for all of the hard work you all are putting into making Ubuntu and Linux accessible.
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
    Member of the Ubuntu Accessibility Team
    Registered Linux User #423082

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    Re: xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    Quote Originally Posted by RKCole View Post
    I wish that I could be of more assistance to you guys on all of these assistive technology projects, but my programming experience is very limited, and I'm still quite new to Linux. But I will help any way that I can.
    There is actually an area where you can be of great help to us without being able to program: testing.

    There are likely lots of bugs floating around in standard distro applications that need reporting and follow-up. Here is a recent example: https://launchpad.net/products/updat...ier/+bug/53091

    The accessibility applications themselves are getting a fair bit of attention now, but there are literally thousands of regular applications that need to learn to play better with the access tools. Some careful testing of these would be great help!
    Henrik Nilsen OmmaUbuntu QA Team Lead

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    Re: xmcm-0.1.5 .deb

    I would be very glad to be of assistance in testing. Where should I go and how should I get started?

    I want to do all that I can to help in accessibility development for Linux as I am a partially blind user with very limited income. I'm tired of Windows...and (as soon as my upgrades stop on my sponsorship for my ZoomText Magnifier) I will not be able to afford the near $500 price for ZoomText v10.0 when it arrives. I've been using Dapper for about a month now, and I'm seriously considering sticking solely with Linux from now on...even if I have a bit to learn.

    I'll do whatever I can to help...although I may need a bit of direction...and I apologize for my ignorance in these matters.

    Please take care.
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
    Member of the Ubuntu Accessibility Team
    Registered Linux User #423082

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