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How do I uninstall or disable Orca?

asked 2014-10-13 13:36:19 -0600

silvama gravatar image

I have a serious problem with Orca. I thought using might be "neat".....WRONG!! Now I want to uninstall it and can't. I use Fedora 20 and from what I understand this app is part of the GNOME shell(?) that came with installation and is part of the original files loaded on install. Well ,right or wrong ,I cant remove it via the GUI (software app/ remove) and there is no settings options page or menu. So how do uninstall this thing? Or at least disable it, using command line, I would guess.I am tierd of an English accented digitall voice that tells me my every move.Great for the visually impared and kudos to the development team,but not for me and I hate muting just so I can hear my self think.

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answered 2014-10-13 23:36:04 -0600

pnemade gravatar image

updated 2014-10-13 23:40:48 -0600

why not just use ?

sudo yum remove orca

Or if you mean you just want to know how you can stop that screen reading then use this command

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-reader-enabled false

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answered 2014-10-14 19:01:33 -0600

silvama gravatar image

Run folowing code Sudo yum remove orca

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answered 2017-05-07 10:24:57 -0600

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updated 2017-05-07 10:30:44 -0600

Well, study the yum man page first, maybe it will give you an answer. I'd recommend for you, to take a look a the site , where you can find all the packages your operation system uses, and good to know: fedora 20's yum uses rpm packages to. So, type orca, and you will find your installed rpm package at the end of the list. (Click your version!) You can study here the installation setup of the rpm package ORCA, to put is precisely, this shows you all the directory's ORCA.noarch rpm uses to install himself to your system. I'd recommend you to try sudo yum remove orca (or: sudo yum erase orca), and then check the directory if they already empty. If they are, you won, if not, the you have to find another method, maybe delete the orca directories by hand, which has to be the last thing to try, but it might work to. (In this case you going to take the installation process the reverted way by hand...) Another option to use the software yumex, which is a GUI for yum, it makes your installed config easier to read. Install it (yum install yumex), and start is as root rom your terminal. You'll see, maybe it'll help you to manage this situation.

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