Speakup kernels on Alpha

Sina Bahram sbahram at nc.rr.com
Sat Jun 5 15:32:00 EDT 2004

Wait...they had a 64 bit CPU back in the day?

Take care,

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-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca]
On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 11:36 AM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Speakup kernels on Alpha

A 64-bit CPU , and an entire line of workstations and servers designed
around the several versions of that cpu, produced by Digital Equipment
Corporation (DEC). You may have heard of this company's speech
synthesizers?? <sly grin>

nick G writes:
> In It's day, what was Alpha?
> Thanks,
> Nick
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
<speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 8:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Speakup kernels on Alpha
> > Yeah, it really is rather cool to have one of these monsters 
> > spitting up
> their bios to a Braille Lite. And you really don't need a video card 
> either. My machine doesn't have a video card--Speakup just references 
> the dummy video driver.
> >
> > If you know Debian better, then stick with it. I believe Debian 
> > packages
> for Alpha are more up to date. The last Red Hat release for Alpha is 
> 7.2, though there is some movement for porting Fedora.
> >
> > It's old hardware, though, and finding parts can be challenging.

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