Help with running Speakup on Kali Linux

Thu Feb 1 11:35:50 EST 2018

I just checked and the bash on windows shell does not speak with jaws nor does the vi editor.
-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Skists [mailto:j.skists at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 2:09 AM
To: Glenn At Home <glennervin at>; Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at>
Subject: Re: Help with running Speakup on Kali Linux

> Does anyone know which Linux Microsoft is running in the command shell 
> in Windows 10?

It's generally Ubuntu (userspace only) by default, but I believe that you can set it up with others (SuSE, etc).

> I wonder if the Windows screenreader works like it does in a regular 
> windows command shell, or if SpeakUp needs to be installed.

The speakup kernel driver won't work, as the Bash on Windows doesn't use a Linux kernel. But, being a standard windows console, it might work with Microsoft tools.

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