Which hardware synthesizer to buy?

William Hubbs w.d.hubbs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 18:32:04 EDT 2009

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Hi Greg,

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 02:50:37PM -0700, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Yes, it does, thanks. This makes me wonder something else though. How
> much later is speakup coming up than it used to in the old days? What
> I mean is how much of the boot messages aren't we getting now, as
> opposed to what we got in the old days? This question is purely
> academic, since we still get speakup early enough to troubleshoot
> kernel panics and so on, but I'm curious nevertheless. Looking at
> dmesg, I see speakup being initialized somewhere after the
> keyboard/mouse controller, and right before the root fs is mounted. If
> memory serves, I seem to remember speakup coming up in the old days
> well before the ide controller, or whatever controller one has. Is
> that about right? If so, then it seems like we are missing quite a
> bit, which I guess means that among other things, speakup couldn't be
> used for kernel hacking as it now stands. Thanks.

Honestly, I don't really remember how early it came up back then.

The question about whether we could do kernel hacking with speakup is an
interesting question.  There are things like qemu or user-mode linux,
but I haven't worked with them so  I can't really comment about them.
Could we use something like that?

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