cannot load speakup_decext module

Rudy Vener salt at
Sat Feb 17 19:42:33 EST 2018

My synthesizer says Digital DecTalk Express on its case.
It is a flat, rectangular box about eight inches by four inches by   
one inch high. It has a cable with a DB-9F connector that       plugs
into an external RS-232 Serial port.
It has a   volume control, a built in speaker,    and a headphone 

I thought this was an external Dectalk Express because it sat 
outside the PC  and does not plug into an expansion slot.

I  thought the speakup_dectlk module was for the Dectalk Express 
cards that did plug into PC expansion slots.

But now  I am just       confused. It does not take much to confuse me.

If there is someone out there who is using a  Dectalk like the 
one I just described   with speakup, please contact
me,  and tell me how you did it.

Thank you.


On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 12:00:02PM -0500, speakup-request at wrote:
> Rudy,
> If your model is, indeed, a DecTalk Express, you need the speakup_dectlk module, not the speakup_decext module. The latter is for the pre-Express original Dectalk, which I???ve never actually seen. Hopefully this goes some way towards solving your problem.
> Best,
> Zack.
> ***************************************

Rudy Vener

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