Serial conflict

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Wed Mar 2 06:01:33 EST 2011


My distro is identical to yours, also on a 64 bit machine,  and here is
how I configure speakup for both a software synthesizer and a serial

1. In /etc/rc.conf, my MODULES line looks like this:

MODULES=(ipv6 speakup speakup_soft speakup_ltlk)

2. In /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf, add these lines:

options speakup_soft start=0
options speakup_ltlk ser=0 start=0

3. In /etc/rc.local, add these lines:

# start talking
talkwith soft espeakup
speakupconf load

In the last group, the talkwith command could specify either device, 
and once the syhstem is running, the talkwith command switches between
devices gracefully, I use sudo to run it as root.

Hope that elps.


Chuck in Hudson.
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