Talking Arch Linux Installer

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Apr 16 15:15:47 EDT 2015

That tutorial by the way has you doing all of the extra steps to get arch 
talking so it talks when you do the reboot.  Much nicer than doing things 
after a silent reboot.  If you're going to be using talkingarch in console 
mode only, you will find it helpful to modify /etc/default/grub/grub.cfg 
to disable graphical input and graphical output and enable console input 
and enable console output.  Failure to do so will prevent pcspkr from 
beeping when you get back to the beginning of a line.  Once that's done 
though and you have pcspkr running that suddenly works.  I stumbled on all 
of this in process of modifying my GRUBINITTUNE and decided to have a read 
through grub.cfg to see what was there and what could be modified to suit 
my needs.

-- Twitter: JudeDaShiell

On Tue, 14 Apr 2015, Kyle wrote:

> According to Doug Smith:
> #
> #
> # There you will find the arch installation media with the modifications
> # to make it talk.  There is no other difference between this and a stock
> # arch system.
> Additionally, the modifications to make TalkingArch talk only affect the
> live image itself. If you were to follow the installation guide as found
> in the Arch Wiki
> you would get the exact Arch Linux that anyone else would get who
> follows this guide, down to the fact that it will not speak once
> rebooted. In order to make the necessary modifications to make it talk
> once you reboot the system, follow the additional installation
> instructions at
> or the audio guide at
> Hope this helps.
> Sent from my water cooler
> -- 
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> ~Kyle:
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