speakup 1.0 and slackware 8.0

Keith Creasy keith at garnet.exorzero.com
Sat Dec 29 15:44:16 EST 2001

I found slackware 8.0 and the talking installation disk images by going to
www.slackware.com/getslack and choosing one of the FTP mirrors. I think it
was sunsite.

there was a text file in the slackware 8.0 directory that described how to
download and install  slackware 8.0 with speakup. Basically I downloaded
the slackware 8.0 ISO, the slackware.i boot image, and the color.gz root
diske image.

One thing I overlooked the first time I tried it was that you have to
enter a command to get speakup to find your synthesizer awhen you boot
with the diskette. When the diskette stops I had to enter "ramdisk
speakup_synth=dtlk". this enabled it to talk through my doubletalk card.
The rest of the installation was pretty much the normal series of steps.

Good luck!


On Sat, 29 Dec 2001, Reinhard Stebner wrote:

> > Slackware 8 does come with talking boot disks and kernel.
> The only thing I found on the speakup web site was slackware 7.1 with
> speaking boot disks.  Am I missing something?
> Thank you so much for your help it means a lot to me.  Here are some more
> newbee questions.  Could someone please explain how the man page works?  (by
> taking a man page and saying what all of the  [] {} and <> mean in context?
> How dows one read one screen at a time instead of one line at a time?
> Is there a way to copy that page and save it and then braille out than man
> page?
> Is there any way to have a braille device working with speakup?
> Where can I find more docs on the proper feeding and care of my new os?
> What about speakup (see last quesion).
> How hard is it to find documentation on programming un unix/linux?
> Is it quite differant from programming under dos?
> Final quesion, what are some do and don'ts when comming to:
> 1) installing and setting up the os
> 2) running the os
> 3) upgrading
> 4) speakups limitations when comming to the operating this os?
> Thank you once again for your willingness to help me out.
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