speach enabling an installation of mandrake linux
slingshooter at valkyrie.net
Fri Mar 21 01:53:13 EST 2003
Hello, Jared. What you said is correct. Mandrake has an install method
called win4lin which will allow Mandrake to be installed to the Windows
partition without having to use a partitioning tool like parted. This is
done by creating a large swap file on the windows drive, and then
installing Mandrake into that swop file.
This of course will cut Mandrake's proformence, and the loss of
proformence all depends on how fast your computer is. On new systems this
is not a problem, but on vary old pentiums it can show to some degree.
As for speakup enabling Mandrake this has been a dificult under taking.
For some reasont the Official Mandrake kernels won't compile, screaming
about the keymap file, when speakup is patched in. Forcing me to use the
generic kernel from kernel.org. The reason why that is bad is that
Mandrake's kernel has supermount, and so on which is used for drive
mounting, and something I miss when using the generic kernel.
The bright side is that emacspeak works ok on Mandrake, and that is one
avenew to concidder.
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