Speakup broken with kernel 3.4.x (ArchLinux users please read)

Steve Holmes steve at holmesgrown.com
Mon Oct 22 00:14:59 EDT 2012

I'm not exactly which bug is which but I only know that on Arch Linux
as of this afternoon Oct 21, I'm running a 3.6.2 kernel and the one
bug I knew on my laptop involved pressing Shift + CapsLock to toggle
capitalization in Speakup would always crash before.  I am happy to
say that that doesn't crash anymore for me.  I don't have a num pad
here so can't verify the other speakup keys.  I pull from the Testing
repos so dunno if 3.6 is available to Arch users who don't pull from

So hopefully the light at the end of the tunnle is much brighter now.

On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 08:01:46PM -0600, William F. Acker WB2FLW +1 303 722 7209 wrote:
> Hi,
>      3.2 kernels should be fine as far as the spinlock bug is concerned.
>      There's moderately good news. The go-to bug patch was merged in
> 3.5.5 and above, and Alan's spinlock patch went into 3.7.0. I hope
> that the latter patch makes it into a 3.5 and 3.6 subsequent
> release.
>           Hope this helps someone.
> -- 
>           Bill in Denver
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2012, Adam Myrow wrote:
> >Did these Speakup bugs exist in 3.2.28?  I ask because according
> >to the ChangeLog.txt file for slackware-current, the upcoming
> >Slackware version 14.0 is going to use this kernel.  There were
> >apparently random crashes on boot with 3.4.9.
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