Fragmented speech using Redhat 8.0 and Apollo2
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Sat Nov 8 18:21:45 EST 2003
I cant exactly who was good enough to send that back then but I kept it
as it was so helpful.
HZ is set to 512. To compensate, you'll need to
change the timing variables for Speakup. In the /proc/speakup/apollo
directory, you'll se files called jiffy_delta and delay_time, among
Note that I might not have spelled apollo the way it is in the
/proc/speakup directory. Use the "cat" command to display the value
contained in the two pseudo files. For example: "cat jiffy_delta" and
delay_time", without the quotes, of course. To change a value, use the
"echo" command. For example: "echo 15 > jiffy_delta" and "echo 80>
delay_time". Using cat, find the value of jiffy_delta. Multiply the
by five. For example, if the value of jiffy_delta is 3, make it 15.
find the value of delay_time. Divide it by 5. For example, if you find
400, make it 80. If this works, you can write a script to make this
happen on boot.
I do have this happening at boot, but it was a while ago and I've not
touched linux much since.
Hope that helps
From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca
[mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca] On Behalf Of Sheila Acock
Sent: 08 November 2003 23:02
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Fragmented speech using Redhat 8.0 and Apollo2
Please don't shoot me down or tell me to go and read the documentation.
I was really keen to try Linux, and have spent many more hours than I
ought to have done reading documentation, but I can't say it came
together as a coherent whole, and I have had so many problems, I am
feeling quite discouraged.
Having read the HowTo about installing Redhat with Speakup, I decided
to take the plunge and buy a box set in the hope that I could get a
system up and running to play with fairly quickly.
I won't bore you with details of the problems encountered, but I now
have Redhat 8.0 running on a system with an Athlon 850 processor, with
250 mb memory and an Apollo2 synth. The trouble is, the speech is so
disjointed I am having difficulty making much sense of it.
Looking back through the List archive, I see that a couple of people
reported a similar problem using Apollo2 and Redhat 8 back in February.
There did not seem to be a completely satisfactory solution, though one
person said that a suggestion involving "delay_time" and "jiffy_delta"
had helped to some extent.
I have signed up for Janina's pre-Techshare Linux workshop, but I don't
think I'm going to make much progresss until I can get reasonable
speech, so any help in sorting this problem would be much appreciated,
remembering that I am a complete newbie and need things spelt out in
words of one syllable.
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