Any News on cut-and-paste bug?

John G. Heim jheim at
Wed May 1 09:45:54 EDT 2013

A big part of the problem is that even if someone is willing to take on 
writing fixes for speakup, the kernel people won't cooperate. I tried to 
get some help/advice from the linux kernel  list on implementing the bug 
fix I had for serial synths. Their advice -- start over.

PS: I think that particular bug got fixed for real by someone who knows 
way more about the speakup code than I do. I'm running a 3.2 kernel from 
squeeze backports and the bbug is fixed.

On 05/01/13 07:27, Kirk Reiser wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2013, Hart Larry wrote:
>> Quite some months ago Bill Acker suggested I login as an
>> ssh localhost
>> on each console where I would want to cut-and-paste.  Well, actually
>> unless there were a way for this anoyance to just ruin 1 tty instead
>> of freeze an entire machine?  I also suppose having a script on bootup
>> log us in a localhost.
>> This bug just comes so suddenly, no warning--and-best as we can tell
>> all activity stops.
> As far as I know, Chris Brannon submitted a patch to fix the
> cut-and-paste lock-up bug somewhere around 3.2.x. I don't know if that
> patch ever made it into the kernel speakup version or not.
>> I realize-and-appreciate that we have an active community, many who
>> are knowledgeable, ETC.  But it almost seems Speakup may join YASR as
>> having gotten at a certain level-and-thats it.
> Without new blood interested in taking speakup further, you may very
> well be correct.
>> I've been on this list since 2003, but now for `quite some time I
>> still cannot move up past 2.632 as I would have no DecTalk speech.  I
>> think John Heim wrote a patch to fix this, but I have no idea what
>> steps will install?
>> And lastly, still about the DecTalk, if we can ever produce a log
>> showing commands which Speakup is sending, James says he can assist.
> Unless someone decides to take on writing external drivers for USB and
> RS232C synths, you will never see a DECTalk Express fix. The only
> support over the past few years has been for the softsynth version of
> speakup. There have been a few serial fixes but they have been more of
> an aside than anything else. The serial synth substructure is terribly
> out of date and nobody appears to be willing to rewrite it.

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