Attention John Heim, About your Custome Kernel?

John G. Heim jheim at
Mon Feb 10 11:36:22 EST 2014

Well, if I understand your question, yes, the bug in the linux kernel 
that keeps many serial hardware speech synthesizers from working is not 
likely to be fixed any time soon.

I can post a debian deb package that you will be able to install via the 
dpkg command. Actually, I can probably create a debian archive so you 
can add a line to your  sources.list and install it via apt-get.

Now that I think about it, I think I have a 32 -bit debian stable 
machine at home. It's pretty cool actually. It has an old ISA speech 
synth and a SCSI flatbed scanner. Essentially, it's my document reader. 
Well, anyway, I think I can compile a 32-bit kernel on there tonight or 

On 02/10/14 09:48, Hart Larry wrote:
> Thanks LittleField-and-John for your analysis.
> So John, if I understand, once I am in a later kernel, any current
> anoyances with the DecTalk in Speakup will remain? While I am just a
> user-and-certainly not a programmer, it almost seems as if emacspeak is
> nearly an only speech setup with a blessing of developers. And speaking
> of emacspeak, I sure would `still love to know if I could run a
> emacspeak DecTalk server in place of the Speakup drivers? Thanks so much
> in advance--and-certainly John, please travel at a pace which is
> comfortable, as I will be away later this week. I suppose I will be able
> to run your new kernel straight from the hard-drive without burning an
> image? I hope, as my CD drive is jammed.
> Hart
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