No speech after loading speakup_ltlk

John G Heim jheim at
Tue Oct 2 09:39:46 EDT 2018

Yeah, I thunk of that after I posted my original message. I upgraded to 
buster/testing and now I get speech. This is going to be a server and I 
am a little leery of running testing on a server. I am thinking about 
doing another install of stretch and configuring backports, assuming 
that still exists.

I used to run testing on servers all the time. One huge advantage is 
that debian testing is essentially a rolling release so you never have 
to do a version upgrade. When I ran debian testing in the past, I never 
had a problem. That was a long time ago and I don't know. Linux is 
different these days. It's way more complicated and significant bugs 
even get into stable versions.

On 10/1/18 11:50 PM, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Stretch is based on 4.9.x. That means that it still has the old broken
> serial drivers without the new drivers supporting standard and USB
> serial ports.
> Greg
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2018 at 11:00:12PM -0400, John Covici wrote:
>> What kernel version are you running -- I wonder if this would change
>> if using a different version.

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