Speakup broken with kernel 3.4.x (ArchLinux users please read)
janina at rednote.net
Fri Jul 20 10:17:20 EDT 2012
Yes, check the Speakup archive for the details which Ican't replay off
the top of my head.
For example, those of us up to date with our Speakup Modified Fedora 17
kernels are now on:
Steve Holmes writes:
> Has there been any progress in fixing the 3.4 kernel speakup bugs? I
> am very disturbed that we may have to hold back to a 3.3 kernel to
> avoid locking up a computer whenever you press a speakup command on a
> desktop keyboard.
> Any news?
> On 7/8/12, Steve Holmes <steve at holmesgrown.com> wrote:
> > Interesting thing here is if you use the laptop keys on any machine, the
> > thing won't crash. I've had an updated Arch kernel on my laptop for several
> > days now and had no idea there was anything wrong. But then I came home to
> > my old desktop and started using the numpad keys and it kept crashing and I
> > had no idea why. But I just tried doing a shifted caps lock on my laptop
> > and it crashed there two. This is a serious regression and hope it can be
> > fixed soon. Wonder how kernel devs broke this thing.
> > Thanks Chris for the suggested downgrade options; that can at least keep our
> > heads above the water.
> > On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 06:49:59PM -0400, Austin Seraphin wrote:
> >> Hey I just had this exact problem. Thanks so much for posting this
> >> message. I guess I'll try downgrading. THis happens on Arch with Kernel
> >> 3.4.3.
> >> Austin Seraphin
> >> au at sunbeem.net
> >> On Jun 18, 2012, at 9:01 AM, Chris Brannon wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> > It seems that Speakup is broken for the new 3.4.x kernels.
> >> > These are now in the core repository on ArchLinux. If you're running
> >> > Arch and you haven't upgraded, you might want to hold off on doing the
> >> > upgrade. Downgrading to a 3.3.x kernel might be an option for people
> >> > who have already been hit. Also, ArchLinux provides a package called
> >> > linux-lts. This is an older kernel. Currently, that package is at
> >> > version 3.0.4. So replacing linux with linux-lts might also be an
> >> > option for some.
> >> >
> >> > Anyway, here's the problem. As soon as you use one of the Speakup
> >> > review keys, the system locks up hard. This is even the case with
> >> > numpad 0.
> >> > I'm going to use git bisect to figure out which change causes the
> >> > problem. Hopefully, I (or someone) can write a patch in the next few
> >> > days.
> >> >
> >> > -- Chris
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