Speakup available? (wasRE: patched debian kernels)
albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Sat Feb 15 11:45:42 EST 2014
First, thanks to John for the kernel patch. Whether I get to use it or not,
I do appreciate it.
Second, I tried this week to use both the Debian live CD (7.2, I think) and
the 32-64-bit install CD, 7.3 if I remember right. As I understand the
installation guide, I should be able to get speakup, at least on the latter,
by typing the letter s at the boot prompt and hitting ENTER. It didn't
work. I tried arrowing to the right option, but that also failed. I tried
lower and upper case. I tried with both the live CD and the net-installer
Also, when I allowed the live CD to boot up, I could not get Orca -- at
least, I didn't hear it. I could reboot or shut down after going to a
console terminal, so I figure the CD is probably working right, but without
speech there didn't seem to be much else useful I could do.
Can anybody tell me what might be going wrong, or what I might be doing
wrong? If it's a case of muted sound, how would I fix that? (The usual
amixer command that I use to raise the volume did nothing.) I've so far
found no help with this through Google searches, even though I know there
has been some correspondence about Weezy and Speakup.
I'm using a 64-bit machine.
Thanks for any guidance.
From: Speakup [mailto:speakup-bounces at linux-speakup.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 4:18 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: patched debian kernels
I've uploaded some patched debian kernels to the IAVIT web site.These
kernels include my fix for the speakup serial hardware speech bug. For
instructions, point a browser to http://www.iavit.org/~john/debian/.
John G. Heim, 608-263-4189, jheim at math.wisc.edu
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