Apollo II and kernel 4.18.x

Frank Carmickle frank at carmickle.com
Thu Oct 18 10:57:19 EDT 2018

> On Oct 9, 2018, at 9:52 AM, Keith Barrett <lists at barrettpianos.co.uk> wrote:
> 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 apollo.
> 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.

I sent a backtrace to Samuel on the debian accessibility mailing list roughly three months ago. This is not an issue with buster specifically. It’s been alive and well for quite a while now on my system. I’ll start a new thread for others to look at the backtrace.


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