Slack 13.37 and 14.0
Mitchell D. Lynn
mlynn at kc.rr.com
Wed May 15 10:52:39 EDT 2013
I realized my interpretative error after I posted my reply. I should know
better than to write before coffee intake has reached a certain level.
Thanks for the tip on "server" mainboards. I wasn't looking in that
From: Speakup [mailto:speakup-bounces at linux-speakup.org] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:37 AM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Slack 13.37 and 14.0
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No, you're still not understanding. Debian Wheezy has the 3.2 kernel, so no
serial support. That's why I suggested installing Squeeze and upgrading to
Wheezy. That way you can run the 2.6.32 kernel with newer packages and
still have serial support. No, you won't get most boot messages with
software speech because it takes a while for sound drivers to load. I have
both kernels installed here so I can get hardware speech if my system
becomes unbootable. I had no problem finding a motherboard with a serial
port last August. You have to look for server motherboards, but they're not
that hard to find.
On 5/15/2013 7:15 AM, Mitchell D. Lynn wrote:
> Thanks for the info on the 3.2 kernels. That, then, is the issue.
> RE Debian: Looks like there has been a new release since I last
> looked. Grabbed the Wheezy release and installed on a test system last
> night. Software synth works fine on that machine. No serial port on
> this system to test with DEC. I will see how it does on the main
> server later this week when I can have it down for an extended period.
> I can live with a software synth as long as I can get boot messages,
> and serial ports are getting harder to find on modern mainboards.
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