Speakup getting buggier.

Gaijin gaijin at clearwire.net
Thu Apr 23 19:16:11 EDT 2009

	Hello all,

	Well, the ltlk module is getting even buggier in Debian Lenny
with the new speakup-modules-2.6.26-2-686 package and kernel.  I have
rc.local issue an:

	echo -e "\a"

...at the end of the script to let me know the system has finished
booting, but my liteTalk synth begins repeatedly sayeng "ex" at random
intervals for around 5 seconds, then stops making noises.  Pressing
keypad plus reads the screen at the synthesizer's highest speed, but
rc.local set the rate to 5.  This appears to be verified, because when I
press INS+5, it slows speech to 4 rather than the expected 8.  I'm
figuring that somewhere in the picture, the synthesizer misses the:

	echo "5" > /sys/module/speakup/parameters/rate

...command.  Echoing 40000 to full_time may also not be working, because
the system still times out under heavy screen output.  I issue the
commands via manually echoing them rather than by using the speakupconf
script, which still appears to not work on my system.

	Anyone know how to get Speakup to take commands from a script,
or know of a keyboard combo I can press to adjust the full_time setting
in /sys?  TIA,


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