Getting USB serial to work closer to boot

John Covici covici at
Fri Sep 15 23:47:41 EDT 2017

You could build speakup into the kernel and build in the appropriate
modules -- I know this works well with plain serial, I don't know how
it would work with usb serial.

On Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:38:16 -0400,
Zachary Kline wrote:
> Hi All,
> I’m wondering what ideas people might have to get the USB serial devices to work closer to boot time? Could I possibly use the initial ram disk to load the appropriate modules? One of the things i really miss about earlier Speakup was that it theoretically worked almost from the moment you turned on the computer, and you could troubleshoot issues fairly easily with a serial synthesizer.
> I’m using ArchLinux with the default 4.13 kernel, if that matters. I haven’t messed with kernel recompilation in a while, but if it would help I’m willing to try it.
> Best,
> Zack.
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