Apollo II and kernel 4.18.x

Keith Barrett lists at barrettpianos.co.uk
Tue Oct 9 09:52:23 EDT 2018

On 07/10/18 19:33, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> Dietmar Segbert, le mar. 02 oct. 2018 18:21:00 +0000, a ecrit:
>> modprobe speakup-apollo dev:/dev/ttyUSB0
> I don't think this is the way to pass options to modules, it should
> rather be
> insmod speakup-apollo dev=/dev/ttyUSB0
> (note insmod, and '=')
> Could some people handle updating the speakup documentation to properly
> document how to use the dev parameter? (doing insmod by hand is fine for
> testing, but people should rather use a conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/)

This has highlighted a couple of issues with speakup.
I have had a recent issue with loss of speech in espeakup and have used 
an apollo.
It seems impossible to unload the speakup_soft module and when the 
apollo is connected, alternative letters are spoken via espeak and the 

I believe this issue was reported on this list some time ago and I am 
now able to confirm the findings.

Debian buster updated on 9th October 2018.

There is also an issue whether espeak stops working randomly although 
speakup does not crash.

> Samuel

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