cannot load speakup_decext module

Paul Loba pltechmail at
Sat Feb 17 21:42:33 EST 2018

This link helped me to setup successfully my Apollo II synth:

On 2/17/18, Rudy Vener <salt at> wrote:
> 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
> jack.
> 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.
> Rudy
> 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.
>> ***************************************
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