the direction of speakup

covici at covici at
Wed May 8 14:21:41 EDT 2013

How would you build serial drivers or sound in an initram?  It might
become too large and not fit in the space alloted.

Martin G. McCormick <martin at> wrote:

> 	The initrd idea for speakup is a great one because it
> should do what you discribe. It might even be possible to build
> enough of a kernel in initrd to support a thumb drive that could
> augment memory storage for systems that have less than 512
> megabytes of RAM. I have a couple of those myself that are still
> otherwise good systems but don't have a lot of spare RAM.
> 	If speakup could be put in to initrd, it might also have
> a home in embedded systems which opens up a whole world of
> possibilities.
> Martin
> Devon Stewart writes:
> > I guess including Speakup in the initrd would solve this? Modules that 
> > are loaded in the initrd are maintained when booting the rest of the 
> > system, as far as I know, so once speakup is started everything should 
> > speak from boot.
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