Talking Arch Linux Installer

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Apr 16 15:51:55 EDT 2015

slackware isn't talking yet.  That may change though since Patrick 
Volkerding found out all the hardware synthesizers that were able to have 
slackware talking have been disabled by a block the linux kernel folks put 
in the kernels.  Patrick is considering putting the whole espeakup 
dependency stack on slackware install disks as a result of the breakage. 
Patrick tried the patch supplied by John Heim here on speakup and found 
that it works but if espeakup module is ever removed it results in a 
kernel panic and a system crash.
Gentoo does talk, but to the best of my knowledge nobody has done a 
podcast episode explaining how to use the speakup facilities to gentoo 
installed in such a way that gentoo comes up talking on first reboot after 
system installation is complete.  If I can get that podcast episode, I'll 
be installing gentoo here on at least one large hard disk I have.

-- Twitter: JudeDaShiell

On Wed, 15 Apr 2015, Techswing33 wrote:

> Hello,
> Adding to this I'm using arch Linux in a VMware virtual environment,
> workstation11, and talking arch does not work in this setup. I'm
> suspecting it has something to do with the hdaudio driver emulating a
> 7.1 surround as opposed to the older es1371, but I have not found a
> fix.
> Unrelated, but if either Gentoo or slackware are talking I'd like to
> know about them.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
> On 4/15/15, Joseph C. Lininger <devnull-speakup at> wrote:
>> Thanks guys. As a corelary, if any assistance is needed in maintaining
>> this installation media or anything, I would be happy to help. My
>> experience is mostly with Gentoo, Slackware, and currently picking up
>> Arch Linux.
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