Any News on cut-and-paste bug?

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri May 10 13:49:26 EDT 2013

Cut and paste hasn't been a problem for me on Fedora 18 kernels since
the patch went in.


Kirk Reiser writes:
> 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 out of date and nobody appears to be willing to rewrite it.
> -- 
> Well that's it then, colour me gone!
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