Serial conflict

Albert Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Fri Mar 4 12:16:38 EST 2011

Would this influence how early in the boot-up Speakup could kick in using a
hardware synthesizer?  I'm sorry to say I know nothing about this area.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Zachary Kline
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 11:12 AM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Serial conflict

This is an excellent suggestion, if at all practical.  If we did this it
might also let us handle USB serial ports and the like with ease, since we'd
then be in userspace.
Hope we can make something of it,
On Mar 4, 2011, at 8:10 AM, Christopher Moore wrote:

> Hello,
> Here's another thought:  Suppose we did away with all the hardware synth
modules in speakup.  All interaction with speakup could be done through the
/dev/softsyn device.  This would require converting the hardware modules to
user-space programs which would communicate with speakup over the
/dev/softsyn device and to the hardware synth over the /dev/tts serial
> What I'm suggesting is to remove serial port support from speakup since it
appears to be problematic at best.
> Chris
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