Attention John Heim, About your Custome Kernel?

Keith Wessel keith at
Tue Feb 11 11:35:47 EST 2014

This thread got my attention.

I've been sadly speechless since moving to this new system that doesn't have
on-board serial ports, and my serial dectalk express is sitting here doing
nothing. I plan to set up software speech, but I really do miss boot-time

If I get a USB to serial converter and build support into the kernel for it,
will I be able to use my serial Dectalk Express again once USB device
detection has completed?

If so, will I need to apply John's hack/bug fix/work-around/whatever you
want to call it?


-----Original Message-----
From: Speakup [mailto:speakup-bounces at] On Behalf Of John
G. Heim
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:19 AM
To: tyler at; Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Attention John Heim, About your Custome Kernel?

Well, it would probably be easier just to build a patched kernel. It's
really not that difficult to patch the kernel. At one time I put out just
the patch. I can probably do that yet today.  Of course, you don't really
even need my patch. You can just comment out that one line of code. Right
now, I can't give the exact  location of the line in question but it would
be in the archives.

I'll try to put up a document on (The International
Association of Visually Impaired Technologists) with details on patching the
code and a link to my custom 64-bit kernel.

On 02/09/14 00:09, Littlefield, Tyler wrote:
> It won't actually run on a 32-bit system if it's built for 64 bits. If 
> he provides the kernel's config, you may be able to toggle the 64-bit 
> option on or off, but I can't guarantee success!
> HTH,
> On 2/9/2014 12:31 AM, Hart Larry wrote:
>> OK, I wanted to try John's later kernel, which might let me still run 
>> a DecTalk U S B. But the immage is an amd64. Would their be a way of 
>> converting to 32bit, or would it actually run? Thanks so much in advance.
>> Hart
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