Getting speakup to run on debian

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Wed Jun 24 20:49:13 EDT 2015

Thanks much, I'll make a note of it and use it the next time I install 
debian. On Wed, 24 Jun 2015, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:05:41
> From: Gregory Nowak <greg at>
> Reply-To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
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> To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at>
> Subject: Re: Getting speakup to run on debian
> No, this is incorrect. Press s, press tab, press space, and type in
> whatever boot options you want followed by enter.
> Greg
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 03:30:51PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> We use the s at the boot prompt to activate software speech for that
>> installation of speakup.  The problem is no other options with that
>> s will be accepted and that's a debian decision which is something I
>> complained about earlier.  I'm pretty sure debian has an
>> initialization file installers can modify to put extra boot
>> parameters into so the installer starts up with those extra boot
>> parameters automatically.  It means burning yourslef your own custom
>> debian iso to do it once the file is modified though.
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