speakup locking box on latest linux 5.3.15-1

Kirk Reiser kirk at reisers.ca
Tue Dec 31 10:53:24 EST 2019

Hey Didier: All of the kernels I tested were debian sid packages. The
most recent was a December twelve build I believe. I have not seen any
5.4.x kernels available under sid yet. Admittedly, I don't try to
upgrade every day or anything.

I pretty much strictly use speakup_soft with espeakup. I first thought
it might be an espeakup problem since it is as flakey as ever with the
lack of speech interrupt ability in a timely manner but the problem
still persists with my old solid espeakup and the old espeak

I would be willing to test your kernels if you could send me a drop in
replacement with the System.map etc.


On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Didier Spaier wrote:

> Hi Kirk and Janina,
> I won't ship a 5.3.x Kernel in Slint anyway as it is officially EOL
> upstream, however I plan to provide a 5.4 kernel soon and would like
> to have it tested wrt this issue.
> I do not own a hard synth so can only test with speakup_soft myself, but
> I could ask Slint users to do so with a hard synth (ltlk at least and
> probably apollo as well).
> With which driver did you try: soft or hard and then which hard synth?
> Also Janina, does this issue occur also with linux 5.4.6.arch3-1?
> As an aside, Kirk did you try one of the package labeled
> linux-image-5.4.0-1-<something> provided for Debian SID?
> Best regards,
> Didier
> Le 31/12/19 à 15:46, Kirk Reiser a écrit :
>> Yes Janina: On my boxes the machine is locked up solid as in not able
>> to even ssh or ping the machine.
>> I have had to revert back to a 5.2.x series kernel to by-pass the
>> problem. I tried three different 5.3.x kernels extensively before
>> reverting.
>>   Kirk
>> On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Janina Sajka wrote:
>>> Kirk:
>>> I think I'm also seeing this on my Arch system.
>>> The behavior is speech dies, and there seems no way to get it back short
>>> of a reboot.
>>> Best,
>>> Janina
>>> Kirk Reiser writes:
>>>> Hello folks: It appears the bug that visited speakup back in late
>>>> August is back and active. In kernel version 5.3.15-1 built on
>>>> 2019-12-07. It can very easily be reproduced by hitting the next-word
>>>> or previous-word functions quickly in series. In fact it is veryd
>>>> ifficult to not trigger the bug. This is in debian sid BTW. My
>>>> machines are amd64 based so I'm not sure if it's active on Intel
>>>> processors.
>>>>   Kirk
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