Serial conflict

Jacob Schmude j.schmude at
Wed Mar 2 12:38:21 EST 2011

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Hi Chuck
I wish it did, but I can't load any of the hardware synth modules.
When I try, I get the serial conflict where by Speakup tries to steal
the ports from the kernel and can't. I know how to configure Speakup
and things like that, but I need to figure out what is going wrong
with the serial driver before it will work. I'm horrible at kernel
hacking, so I've only gotten it to half work where by the kernel and
speakup battle for control of the port constantly. Speakup does talk
when I have it do this, but responsiveness is awful. Using either an
unchanged staging or clean git, however, just does not work. It is
rather irritating, since it did work in 2.6.36 and, examining the
configs for both kernels, I can't see anything that even remotely
looks related to this.


On 03/02/2011 03:01 AM, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> Jacob,
> 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
> synthesizer:
> 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

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