reinit dectalk driver

Kenny Hitt kennyhitt at
Thu Mar 13 08:24:30 EST 2003

Hi.  When you plug the deqtalk back into the computer you need to get
speakup to reset the synth.  After you plug the synth back up but before
you turn it on you need to press several speakup review keys and wait a
minute.  Pressing the review keys makes sure speakup knows there is no
After you make sure speakup knows the synth is gone, you can turn it on
and press insert-enter.  You should hear speakup re-initilize the synth.
Your rate pitch voice and tone will be back to the default when speakup
first booted, so you will need to reset them.

Hope this helps.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 09:19:22PM -0500, Igor Gueths wrote:
> Hi all. Numerous times I have had to switch my Dectalk to a different
> machine. Then once I replug it back in, everything seems to speak ok.
> However, when I do an ls, I get extremely long pauses between
> filename/extention. For example, instead of getting, I would get
> something like: Does this have to do with the serial line
> to the Dectalk not handshaking properly? And the only way I can think to
> solve this problem is to reboot the machine. Does anyone have any other
> sollutions? Thanks!
> May you code in the power of the source,
> may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
> throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.
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