New to LINUX
gnowak1 at uic.edu
Mon Dec 31 15:57:44 EST 2001
How did you do that since speakup needs the synth to be active at boot up? I've been trying to figure a way to do this for a long time, and couldn't. Could you please share, I'd be very, very, interested.
On Mon, Dec 31, 2001 at 03:44:21PM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote:
> One correction, Janina.
> JS: USB connections are not currently supported. You need a serial speech
> synthesizer. Here's the current list of synths supported by Speakup:
> "A friend and I have been able to use a usb to serial convertion cable to
> rout our Dectalk's and Braille n Speaks through a usb port under Red Hat
> 7.2, and it has worked fine with Speakup.
> Although the synths are serial it is possible to rout them through U
> SB ports if necessary.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Janina Sajka <janina at afb.net>
> To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Cc: Chuck Kyle <chuckk at exis.net>
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:34 AM
> Subject: Re: New to LINUX
> > Hi, Chuck:
> > Actually, you haven't given us enough information about yourself to let us
> > really advise you well. For example, do you have any experience using any
> > kind of unix? Did you use a shell account at one time? Where you once a
> > DOS user, or is all of your experience in Windows? Also, have you only the
> > one computer, or do you have a second computer and/or a device like a
> > Braille 'N Speak. Do you use some kind of refreshable braille display?
> > If so, which one? Are you experienced in system installation and
> > configuration, even if it's only Windows? Or, are you an end user of
> > applications like mail and web browsers?''
> > Without this kind of information it's hard to tell you either to return
> > the Suse, or to go ahead and crack it open. Please recognize that you did
> > not ask us how to get linux working with speech. You have already made
> > some decisions, so our natural response will be to honor your perogative
> > to make decisions for yourself, even if they might not seem to be
> > particularly good decisions. In other words, how and why did you choose
> > Suse? Do you actually know what you're doing? Or was that some kind of
> > stab in the dark?
> > Having said this, let me now take up your questions:
> > On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, Chuck Kyle wrote:
> > > Greetings,
> > > I am a JAWS user with a Gateway Celeron and usb connections. I have
> purchased a SUSE LINUX software package. I would appreciate answers to these
> > > 1. When will Tuxtalk be available?
> > JS: Maybe never, and almost certainly not in 2002;
> > > 2. What is the general price range for a hardware synthesizer?
> > JS: Anywhere from around $270 to around $1,200.
> > > 3. Does this software help solve installation probvlems?
> > JS: What software? It's hard to believe you're referring to Suse linux
> > when you say "this software;"
> > > 4. What synthesizer will connect properly with my system?
> > JS: USB connections are not currently supported. You need a serial speech
> > synthesizer. Here's the current list of synths supported by Speakup:
> > Accent SA ACNTSA
> > Accent PC ACNTPC
> > Apollo APOLO
> > Audaptor AUDPTR
> > All Blazie products BNS
> > DEC Talk Express DECTLK
> > DEC Talk External DECEXT
> > Doubletalk internal (isa card) DTLK
> > External, serial Litetalk or Doubletalk LTLK
> > Speak Out SPKOUT
> > Artic Transport TXPRT
> > > 5. Would I be better off to first try zipspeak?
> > JS: Very possibly. But, you'll still need a hardware synth.
> > >
> > > PS: I have not unwrapped the package yet so I can see your answers.
> Chuck Kyle
> > JS: I don't understand this PS at all. What does the shrinkwrap on the
> > Suse have to do with "seeing" our answers? Do you mean you are planning to
> > blow away your Windows installation when you install linux? Not that we're
> > against deleting Wi9ndows from computers, but this might seem a bit
> > drastic to many of us.
> > >
> > >
> > --
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> > Technology Research and Development
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