Ok, with one problem very shortly behind me, I have another...
How do I disable or uninstall the Orca Screen Reader?
I can go to shell and then type "startx" and that seems to load the graphical session without Orca starting up, but is there a way I can use the regular graphical programs--> Full X Session without this thing telling me what's happening on the screen all the time?
Clicking on Orca in the Universal Access--> Orca menu just makes it say "Welcome to Orca" again, no options anywhere to turn off. I can't find anything on this site or with Google that mentions this particular problem.