Speakup kernels on Alpha
sbahram at nc.rr.com
Sat Jun 5 21:15:18 EDT 2004
...that's: wow, that's amazing. Thanks for the info
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From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca]
On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 5:22 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Speakup kernels on Alpha
Yes, I think the Alpha chip goes back to 1992 or 1993. Something like that.
Before Monica Lewinsky, in any case! <grin>
Sina Bahram writes:
> 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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