playing sounds at startup

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Wed Jun 2 18:42:14 EDT 2004

You use something like yasr with flite. this isn't a good solution because
you won't see all the startup/shutdown messages you do with speakup.  The
only problem is installation. you will probably need another computer
running a telecom package like teraterm and a serial cable or a machine
running a telnet client for a redhat/fedora (?) telnet install.

Speakup does support software speech as of recently, but I cant comment on
it as I've never used it. Your best bet is still hardware speech if you can
get a synth.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Farhan" <corrupter at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: playing sounds at startup

> How do you use linux with software speech? what distro?
> at 09:16 AM 6/2/2004, you wrote:
> >Hello folks,
> >   A while back, I recall someone mentioning a way to cause Linux to play
> > various sounds at different times such as at the login prompt and at
> > shutdown. Since I mostly use software speech to access Linux, I don't
> > have access until the login prompt, so it'd be nice to know when my
> > machine is displaying it. If someone could send me that information
> > I'd appreciate it.
> >Thanks,
> >Steve
> >
> >Stephen Clower, that guy from the south.
> >You can reach me by any of the following:
> >E-Mail: steve at
> >MSN: steve at
> >AIM: AudioRabbit03
> >
> >You can also check out my little home on the web by visiting
> >
> >
> >
> >
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