Steve Holmes steve at holmesgrown.com
Wed Nov 17 20:23:09 EST 2010

Another selling point for Arch is the rolling update nature of the
beast.  There will never be a "major update occurring every six months
or whatever; it just gets updated whenever you run the update utility
and if / when it finds packages to be updated.  What surprises me
about it is it resembles Debian Unstable but yet mostly production
versions of applications are used and it very rarely breaks.  I've run
into a couple instances but things were resolved within a day each

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:22:41PM -0700, Keith Hinton wrote:
> Hi,
> I suggest that if you want something worth looking at, that won't require
> loads of trying to maintaine with Speakup, try Arch Linux.
> Search for Arch Linux for the blind in any search enjin, and download the
> ISO of your choice.
> The wiki describes what you need to do, but in short:
> You would do the steps listed below:
> 1. Log in as root.
> 2. Type export DIALOGOPTS='--visit-items'
> 3. Run: /arch/setup after you've enabled highlight tracking.
> 4. Once you've navigated successfully through the Arch installation process,
> you'll want to add speakup and speakup_soft to the MODULES () section of the
> rc.conf file.
> I usually go with the default editor, Nano.
> Also add alsa and espeakup to the DAEMONS section.
> If you want to know the full list of steps, please consult the wiki.
> Alturnitively, for your specific synthesizer you would not add speakup_soft
> as an option.
> Just substitute what your trying to use in place of speakup_sof.
> See if that helps.
> Regards, --Keith
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