starting over

Earlene Hughes earlene.hughes7 at
Wed Jun 16 12:52:41 EDT 2004

What is the URL of the Speakup website?
Thank you.

-- Earlene Hughes
At 09:46 AM 6/16/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>I guess so, if you are stuck on Debian. If you did a Fedora 2 install,
>you could eliminate a number of the steps you just listed, and have a
>speakup talking installation running when all at the end of the install.
>For that matter, I don't think that I am far the mark when I say that a
>fresh install of a number of distros that are available on the speakup
>site will also do just the same for you. Why do more work then you have
>Now, before you other distro lovers jump on me for using Fedora, I am
>NOT SAYING that fedora is better then the others, I am saying that this
>is the one that I know. Additionally, Bill and Janina have done a lot of
>good work in getting both fedora and the installation documentation
>together for anyone wanting to use it.
>Steve Dawes
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: speakup-bounces at
> > [mailto:speakup-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jeff Jacobson
> > Sent: 2004 June 16 8:45 AM
> > To: speakup
> > Subject: starting over
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had no luck with the 2.6.6 kernel. I was able to build it
> > with the speakup cvs installed, however it would not boot on
> > my machine. I think there were just too many options in the
> > "make config" that I was probably not selecting correctly. My
> > source trees were fairly messed up by the time I finished
> > trying to install 2.4.17, 2.4.25 and 2.6.6, and the Package
> > Manager APT was so hosed it wouldn't run or repair.
> >
> > So I tried installing from the "Speakup Enabled Boot
> > Floppies" and though they load, there were no drivers for my
> > network card and it would not read my Debian iso image CD.
> >
> > Here is my current plan of attack, and any suggestions would
> > be appreciated:
> >
> > 1) I'm performing a fresh install over the Internet of Debian
> > 2.2.20. I'm building a minimal systems this time and will add
> > X Windows and such later.
> >
> > 2) Patch the kernel up to version 2.4.17 and then 2.4.25.
> > When the kernel is building and running without problems,
> > move on to step 3.
> >
> > 3) Install the speakup cvs. If and when I can get this far,
> > I'll start installing Apache, Samba, X Windows, etc.
> >
> > Does this sound like a reasonable approach?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
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