Questions about orca and speakup
lorenzo at taylor.homelinux.net
Tue Nov 21 12:50:01 EST 2006
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Having just installed Ubuntu on my laptop and found out that it is
definitely worth all the hype around it I would like to answer this one.
I personally recommend moving to Ubuntu. It just works(TM) and the
Debian package management rocks.
As for Speakup, it's already in the Ubuntu Edgy kernel. Just put the
module for your synthesizer in /etc/modules and you're good to go. It's
a little more involved if you want software speech, but not as hard as
in other distros such as pure Debian. The biggest problem you may fase
in Ubuntu is if you want Speakup to start right when the system starts
booting. Then you will need to rebuild the kernel since Speakup is
built as modules. Otherwise, if you like the modular approach, it's
extremely easy to get up and running, and putting the speakup modules in
your initrd may actually solve the problem of the late start without
having to rebuild the kernel.
HTH and HAND,
I've always found anomalies to be very relaxing. It's a curse.
- --Jadzia Dax: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (The Assignment)
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