Speakup Digest, Vol 173, Issue 9

Rudy Vener salt at panix.com
Sun Feb 18 13:57:35 EST 2018

Chime,     Paul, Zack

Thanks for your help.
I did try the speakup_dectlk module with the same result.
I'll investigate paul's instruction page.
Chime, my Dectalk     doesn't have a switch. It is only RS-232 via  its serial cable.
Zack, if I have to, I'll investigate a kernal upgrade. But
I  hope   it won't come to that. I've never done one before.

Thanks again.

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:00:02PM -0500, speakup-request at linux-speakup.org wrote:
> From: Chime Hart <chime at hubert-humphrey.com>
> Subject: Re: cannot load speakup_decext   module
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
> Well Rudy: Yes it seems we are both useing the same DecTalk, but for now you 
> must flip the switch to rs232 mode. In Ubuntu text mode it came up talking, but 
> we had trouble in Debian9. Sorry I know little about these drivers. For many 
> years since I got this unit in 2004 or so, the pitch, rate, and volume drop 
> suddenly while I am arrowing around while reviewing the screen. I must then go 
> through the controll-pannel and ajust these 3 setting up-and-down by 1 click, 
> they are normal again, but its really easy sometimes twice in 30seconds to have 
> these values drop. But when I examine what each value is set to, they are 
> correct, even though changes have happened. Anyway, hope that helps some
> Chime
> ------------------------------
> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:42:33 -0500
> From: Paul Loba <pltechmail at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: cannot load speakup_decext module
> 	<CAKrfcO17YpzcY7Y_W9eHu8Q+NsuZJ6Svt77g2fNBdAceBqxhLw at mail.gmail.com>
> Hi,
> This link helped me to setup successfully my Apollo II synth:
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bytefire/speakup-decext/master/decext-instructions.txt
> Best,
> Pawel

> From: Zachary Kline <zkline at speedpost.net>
> Subject: Re: cannot load speakup_decext   module
> Rudy,
> As I said, you need the speakup_dectlk module. The Dectalk Express is an exclusively serial device. The internal board you???re thinking of was called the Dectalk PC, and uses an entirely unrelated Speakup driver.
> You might also want to look into upgrading your kernel, as there was apparently some problem with serial polling which was resolved in the later builds.
> Best,
> Zack.
> ***************************************

Rudy Vener
Website: http://www.rudyvener.com

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